Arsenal have confirmed via social media that contrary to reports Olivier Giroud was never unconscious at any stage following a sickening clash of heads with West Ham defender James Tomkins.
Arsenal got six goals from six different players and they were all worth watching as the Gunners got off to a scorching start in their yearly pre-season tournament with a 6-0 win over Lyon.
For the second time in a few weeks, reports are circulating that Arsenal have lost the race to sign Jackson Martinez. This time to Atletico Madrid.
Word from Portugal is that Jackson Martinez has picked AC Milan as his next destination over rumored interest from Arsenal and others.
Arsenal will be concerned by the latest reports that Olivier Giroud was seen leaving training yesterday on crutches after falling to the ground clutching his calf.
In a story that could have been copied and pasted from last summer...or the summer before, Arsenal are reportedly in negotiations with Porto and Jackson Martinez to bring the forward to the Emirates.
If Arsenal are unable to secure an established big name like Karim Benzema over the summer they may be considering Villarreal's Gerard Moreno as a cheaper alternative with big upside.
Olivier Giroud has sputtered down the stretch as Arsenal have struggled to score over their past four matches.
Arsenal got two first half goals from Olivier Giroud in a dominant first half and then held on as Newcastle upped their effort significantly in the second half.
Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey both scored and Arsenal dominated proceedings but they couldn't get the third goal they needed to advance.
Olivier Giroud's rocket just before halftime was all Arsenal needed in their 3-0 win over West Ham at the Emirates.
He may have had a clanger against Monaco but he scored for his second straight Premier League match in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR in Week 28.
Arsenal recovered from their mid-week embarrassment against Monaco with a 2-0 win over Everton.
It wasn't evident in his Champions League effort but Olivier Giroud has been very good in the Premier League since returning from injury.