Virgil van Dijk describes the £18 million attacker Arsenal sold for as “a bogeyman” and “one of the best he’s ever faced.” - soocer442
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Virgil van Dijk describes the £18 million attacker Arsenal sold for as “a bogeyman” and “one of the best he’s ever faced.”

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He’s a bogeyman”: Virgil van Dijk describes the £18 million attacker Arsenal purchased as one of the finest he’s ever encountered.According to The Overlap, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk considers former Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud to be among the greatest opponents of his career.Giroud departed Arsenal in January 2018 for London rivals Chelsea for an estimated £18 million (Evening Standard).

 

In a career spanning 253 appearances for the Gunners, the Frenchman accumulated 105 goals and 41 assists.Van Dijk has now unexpectedly ranked him as the greatest striker he has ever encountered.

 

Diouf regarding Giroud

 

The Liverpool hero was interviewed on Gary Neville’s The Overlap regarding the most challenging striker he has encountered throughout his career.

 

“That is amusing, Giroud. Van Dijk stated, “I feel like I had him under control, but he always managed to score.”

 

“Whether it was with France, Arsenal, or Chelsea.” I told him this after our 5-2 league championship victory, when we were up 3-0 and he scored a controversial goal. Again, I stated that you scored.

 

“In my opinion, he is the individual who scores against me and is generally an obnoxious individual. “Giroud is my pick due to the fact that he is a bogeyman; that’s annoying!”

 

Giroud has since enjoyed a distinguished career, and in 2018 he helped France win the World Cup.

 

Additionally, three FA Cups were won by the Frenchman during his tenure with Arsenal. However, it is unexpected that Van Dijk would describe him as his most challenging adversary.

 

To mention a few, the Liverpool star has confronted Sergio Aguero, Erling Haaland, and Kylian Mbappe.

 

Former member of the Scudetto-winning Rossoneri squad last season, Giroud continues to perform admirably for Milan.

 

However, Arsenal supporters will likely be perplexed by Van Dijk’s remarks, given Giroud’s impressive performance during his tenure in north London.

 

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