Arsenal’s most on-song striker boosted for Liverpool opener

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As first-goal price boosts go, Ladbrokes are flirting with imminent danger ahead of Arsenal’s top-four showdown against Liverpool at the Emirates.

The bookmakers are offering their very own egg-shaped chocolate gift to customers by boosting Olivier Giroud to break the deadlock when the recently-rocked Reds visit North London.

Arsenal’s bang-in-form Frenchman will be enhanced from 4/1 out to 5/1 to bag the first goal of the game to kick-off the Premier League’s Easter weekend of action.

Anyone who has been keeping half an eye on Giroud’s progress of late will now be scrabbling to open up the nearest device to place a bet.

Often the target of fairly baseless criticism, Giroud has been serving his critics a platter of goals to shut their cake holes in recent times.

The former Montpellier frontman has netted nine times from as many Arsenal appearances in all competitions, thereby swelling his tally for the season to 17.

Even more outstanding for backers of this bet and more alarming for Ladbrokes is that 2/3 of those nine strikes have set the scoreboard into motion.

Giroud is not a man to be messed with at present and with Liverpool’s best defender, Martin Skrtel, missing through suspension, the Gunner will be even more fancied.

The Gunner currently threatening to eclipse all of Alexis Sanchez’s stirling efforts earlier in the campaign has also bagged against Liverpool twice in the last four league clashes, including the reverse fixture this season.

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Christian Crowther

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