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'Mine Is Better, No?': Giroud Says Arsenal Teammates Preferred Mkhitaryan's Scorpion Kick

'Mine Is Better, No?': Giroud Says Arsenal Teammates Preferred Mkhitaryan's Scorpion Kick

Olivier Giroud described it as 'destiny' that both he and Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored scorpion kicks within a week of each other, but says his Arsenal teammates tried to convince him that the Armenian's was the better goal in the dressing room.

The 30-year-old Frenchman's stunning effort against Crystal Palace seemed to win the popular vote - even amongst most United fans - but in a Q&A with Soccer AM on Facebook, Giroud explained that his teammates were 'teasing' him following his goal at the Emirates.

Unsurprisingly, he also maintains that his was the better strike.

Actually [the Arsenal players] were teasing me, saying the Mkhitaryan one was better.

It is crazy that two similar goals have been scored, yeah, like, in one weekend. I don't know if I got inspired. It is destiny and he did well as well.

But I think mine is better, no?

Giroud will also have earned brownie points throughout the interview for referring to Arsenal as 'The Arsenal' - something which the club's Twitter account refuses to do, much to Gunners fans' ire.

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He explained how winning the Premier League would mean more to him than winning the Champions League because of 'how seriously the English take it', and explained how his Ligue 1 title with Montpellier did little to satisfy his urge to win trophies at the highest level.

You know, when I first arrived at the club I had won the league with Montpellier but I came, I don't know how you say in English, on my toes. We say in French, 'sur la pointe des pieds'. It means you come in secret, a discreet way.

I had everything to prove at The Arsenal and I always try to improve myself. I have won trophies with this club and I feel very comfortable here so we wanted to carry on the very good adventure. And hopefully I can win some more trophies and we'll see about the Premier League.

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