It’s been a while for Arsenal’s number-1 target man, and boy have they missed him.
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Making just his third start since returning from a foot injury, Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League brace since February 22 to lead Arsenal past Newcastle by a score of 4-1.
Giroud supported his teammates with 27 passes, and was a menace in the air for Newcastle defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Michael Williamson.
Premier League Player of the Week
Week 1: Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
Week 2: Nacer Chadli, Tottenham Hotspur
Week 3: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Week 4: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Week 5: Frank Lampard, Manchester City
Week 6: Edin Dzeko, Manchester City
Week 7: David De Gea, Manchester United
Week 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Week 9: Wilfried Bony, Swansea City
Week 10: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
Week 11: Shane Long, Southampton
Week 12: Danny Ings, Burnley
Week 13: Lee Cattermole, Sunderland
Week 14: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Week 15: Andy Carroll, West Ham
Week 16: Olivier Giroud, Arsenal