Olivier Giroud has joked that his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace was a better finish than Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s.
The Arsenal forward scored one of the greatest goals of the Premier League era on New Year’s Day, just one week after Mkhitaryan scored a carbon copy against Sunderland.
Speaking about the strike, the Frenchman declared his was the better of the two, while also describing his team-mate’s half-time reaction to the goal.
“Actually, they were teasing me, saying that the Mkhitaryan one was better!” he said during a Soccer AM interview. “It’s crazy that two similar goals were scored in one week. I don’t know if I got inspired, it’s destiny.
“He did very well as well, but I think mine is better! But to be serious it was funny in the dressing room, we were all surprised by what happened.”