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Olivier Giroud has officially made Arsenal HISTORY after scoring in tonight’s game

The French striker joins an illustrious club

He’s finally done it. 

Olivier Giroud has scored 100 goals for Arsenal, becoming the 19th player in the club’s history to reach the milestone and only the fifth under Arsene Wenger.

The towering forward slotted home from the penalty spot in Arsenal’s Europa League clash against BATE Borisov to make the score 4-1 in the second half.


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The Frenchman had been stuck on 99 goals for some time, having last netted in the Premier League opener against Leicester way back in mid-August.

Some fleeting substitute appearances in recent weeks have not resulted in him hitting the 100 mark, although he has gone close.

Giroud stuck his 100th goal from the spot

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Giroud stuck his 100th goal from the spot

But after being handed a rare place in the starting line-up in this evening’s Europa League clash, the feeling among fans was that he stood a very good chance of scoring and finally joining an elite group of names to hit three figures for the Gunners.

Always cool

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Always cool

Names on the all-time list include Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, Cliff Bastin and John Radford.

Henry, Wrighty, Bergkamp Theo Walcott and Robin Van Persie have all achieved the feat under the management of Wenger, with Giroud achieving the tally one game quicker than club villain Van Persie.

As if fans needed another reason to love the handsome striker. 

Giroud has been a reliable goalscorer for the Gunners since joining from French side Montpellier for a bargain £12million back in 2012, and netted 17 times in his first season despite taking some time to settle.