Arsenal’s substitute striker beat the whole Premier League and every striker across Europe and indeed the whole world to the much-coveted FIFA Puskas Best Goal of the Season Award last night.
The goal which capped a perfect team build up from Arsenal against Crystal Palace beat an injury-time strike from the halfway line in the U17’s Women’s World Cup and goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke’s last-minute bicycle kick to win the competition.
Inexplicably, Manchester United’s ex-manager Alex Ferguson and other ex-Pro’s opted to ignore the obvious best goal of the season and chose Andy Carroll’s bicycle kick as their Premier League goal of the month.
The awards ceremony took place last night and is voted for by club and international coaches, media representatives and fans.
Giroud accepted the award last night and said:
“I’m delighted to receive this trophy today in front of legends of football. Now l’d just like to thank the people who voted for me. I would like to congratulate the 10 nominees who scored amazing goals too…”
“Obviously I would like to thank my team-mates, without them I couldn’t score maybe this goal, and my family. I think it’s my best one…”
So along with our FA Cup win over Chelsea and our Community Shield win, we can add this to our list of recent accolades which pale into insignificance next to our illustrious two time-top flight winning neighbours. Spurs drew at Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages this season, put the pressure on Chelsea for a few weeks last season AND Leicester the season before AND now hold the Premier League attendance record so I think we can all agree that they’re the real winners.