Football: Giroud double lifts gloom after Arsenal's Euro woe
Published on Feb 23, 2014 5:59 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Olivier Giroud helped Arsenal move on from their frustrating defeat to Bayern Munich and drew a line under his own difficult week with two goals in the Gunners' 4-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014.
French striker Giroud, who last weekend issued a public apology following lurid reports about his private life, struck twice in the first half at the Emirates Stadium to set up the win that keeps Arsene Wenger's side within one point of Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Tomas Rosicky added an outstanding third shortly before half time and Laurent Koscielny gave the home side an unassailable lead with a 56th minute header.
Sunderland were hoping to boost their confidence ahead of next weekend's League cup final meeting with Manchester City.
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