It may have the look of mission impossible about it, but Arsenal and Olivier Giroud know what it takes to breach treble-winning Bayern Munich’s defences at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League.
The last time the Gunners looked dead-and-buried before heading to Munich they rose from the ashes to record a 2-0 win in Germany, with the home side squeezing through by the skin of their teeth on away goals in the end.
On that memorable night in Munich it was Arsenal’s top scorer of this season, Olivier Giroud, who found the net first and now the bang-in form Frenchman can be backed at awesome odds to repeat the trick again.
Ladbrokes have applied the rocket boosters to Giroud’s odds of 8/1 to break the deadlock, sending them skywards to the dizzying heights of 12/1.
This really is a sensational offering for a man who has already plundered 18 goals for the Gunners is all competitions during the current campaign.
He’s also warmed up for this second leg by coming off the bench to grab a brace against Everton in the FA Cup to help propel Arsenal to the semi finals.
That marked a real return to form for Giroud whose recent purple patch reads four goals from his last three appearances.
And if all that wasn’t evidence enough, the former Montpellier striker’s deadlock-breaker against Sunderland two games prior, was the seventh time he had scored first goal of the game in the top flight this season; a Premier League high for goalscorers.
Not many have a greater penchant for kicking off proceedings by rippling the net early doors than the Frenchman, so don’t let this offer pass you by.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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