Arsenal fans and players probably still don’t know how to feel following their dramatic 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Tuesday night.
When Olivier Giroud scored an injury-time header, he had a decision to make. Did he sprint back to the half-way line and try to score a winner in the remaining minutes or did he celebrate earning his side a point?
The Frenchman opted for the latter with a rather embarrassing reenactment of his scorpion-kick goal against Crystal Palace a few days previously.
While Giroud looked overjoyed with being the Arsenal hero once again, some of his teammates – most notably Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – told him to stop celebrating and get the game restarted again.
And now, Arsene Wenger has revealed what he thought of Giroud’s actions at Bournemouth.
“Yes, of course (I would’ve preferred for him to get the game restarted). Of course,” Wenger said on Thursday morning, as quoted by Give me Sport
“I understand both because at 3-0 down in the head of the players the game is lost, but ideally you want the guys to take the ball and put it in the middle of the pitch.”