West Ham striker Andy Carroll has picked up the Goal of the Month award for January for his scissor-kick goal against Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.
The former Liverpool man beat Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud to the gong, after many thought the Frenchman’s scorpion kick against the same opposition was a dead-cert for the prize.
The news has been met with delight by those in claret and blue but not so in north London.
Arsenal fans have not taken the news lightly and have pounced straight onto social media to share their displeasure.
Many simply cannot understand the decision:
picking caroll over giroud, what an absolute disgrace https://t.co/6kwvRCKTlj
— ¹Arsenal Bloke (@1ArsenalBloke) February 10, 2017
That’s a joke, Giroud’s scorpion kick was much better. Not just the finish but the whole move https://t.co/eTo7JR2ueF
— Jay (@jayreyn87) February 10, 2017
Andy Carroll’s bicycle kick beat Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick for goal of the month? pic.twitter.com/pnsHTILeXT
— Tony McAlinden (@TeeMac32) February 10, 2017
Some also feel that Carroll’s goal wasn’t actually all that special..
Apparently Carroll’s average, done about twice a week in the Sunday league, side volley goal beat Giroud’s scorpion kick to GOTM. Agenda.
— Arsenal Nexus (@ArsenalNexus) February 10, 2017
Many Arsenal fans are also claiming an agenda against the club…
If Giroud scored the bicycle kick and Carroll scored the scorpion kick we know who’d win. Agenda against Arsenal.
— Olly (@Giroudesquee) February 10, 2017
@Giroudesquee Media agenda continues against Arsenal, hate Giroud but that goal was miles better, amazing build up as well
— Lucky (@ArsenalSanchez) February 10, 2017
It’s fair to say that, after the loss against Chelsea, this week has not been a good one for Gunners fans.