He is a footballer that has split fans. He is able to make movements in and around the penalty area because he is able to decipher what is to come, and, resultantly, find and exploit dangerous positions.
Yet Giroud has his supporters too.
Despite the respect my players have for the visitors, as their coach I know they will approach this match with fearlessness and determination.
Just after the hour an hour mark Sydney had their first chance of the match.
Lacazette's arrival has changed the dynamic in north London.
As the hosts continued to labour, Wenger's kids partied in the space. Previously thought to be moving to the Chinese Super League, the Gabon international is now high in the Blues crosshairs. Outraged supporters have demanded a decent finisher for years.
"I hope to play", Riera said.
West Ham, Everton, Lyon, Marseille, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with a move for him.
Thirteen players left at the end of last campaign in Popovic's annual cleanout, but quality has replaced them in Spanish marquee striker Oriol Riera, Michael Thwaite, Josh Risdon, Chris Herd and Roly Bonevacia. I wanted to give him a good build up, a good foundation.
However, he could be dealt a blow in his pursuit of both, with Monaco keen to shut up shop for the transfer window when the sell Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea for £40m.
Nelson was then creating chances as burst into the Sydney box before back heeling the ball into the path of Theo Walcott.
Neither the Englishman nor the Spaniard can supply the Toffees with the sort of aerial power offered by the Belgian.
William Gallas, speaking on behalf of Betsafe, the principle partner of Star Sixes.
Along with his plans for the future, Ozil spoke about his fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, who has frequently been linked with Manchester City.
"Obviously we had that little drought in the middle of the season, hopefully we've already seen what we can improve on", added Iwobi.
The gamble would be from the Frenchman's side.