Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s 17th minute sensational goal against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium has triggered a Twitter frenzy, even a hashtag of its own #scorpionking, the description of the back heel-flicked goal.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who spoke after Sunday’s 2–0 win over Crystal Palace, suggested that it could be remembered as the Giroud goal that nobody will forget.
He said that the reflex necessary to convert back–heel strike into a goal, transformed the movement into art.
Watch the goal:
Twitter is however buzzing with comments on the goal, and even comparison with Manchester United Mkhitaryan’s goal. Some commentators have even dubbed Giroud’s goal, goal of the century.
Here are some comments on the goal:
Mkhitaryan's goal was great, but no debate, Giroud's was better. Team goal breaking from own area. And not offside.#Giroud
— Mel Melis (@melmelis) January 1, 2017
— Edwan Aidid (@iamedwan) January 1, 2017
— goey jold (@joeygold1) January 1, 2017
— Premier League (@premierleague) January 1, 2017
That Giroud goal was sick. Good thing it wasn't offside lol
— Philip (@youngkerouac) January 1, 2017
But Giroud himself qualified the goal as sheer luck.