Name: Olivier Giroud
Fixtures: Man City (H), Southampton (A), Bournemouth (H)
After seemingly losing his starting spot as Arsenal’s number one forward to Theo Walcott at the very start of the season; Olivier Giroud has proved any doubters wrong this season to fire on all cylinders and spearhead the Gunners’ Premier League title bid.
With so much unpredictability surrounding the English top-flight this term; with last campaign’s relegation candidates Leicester City currently leading the division in December, many feel this year is the best opportunity the Londoners have of lifting the title for the first time since 2004.
But if Arsene Wenger’s side are to maintain their title-winning form; with Arsenal currently two points adrift of the Foxes at the summit, star striker Giroud must remain fit for the majority of the season.
The 29-year-old has hit five goals in his last three games in all appearances for the Gunners, including a stunning hat trick against Olympiakos to single-handedly help the English side qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
With Arsenal’s encounters with title rivals Manchester City and in-form AFC Bournemouth round the corner, boss Wenger will be hopeful Giroud can continue his hot streak in front of goal to lead his teammates to the top of the table by the New Year.