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Olivier Giroud paid tribute to his inspiration Marouane Fellaini with his goal celebration against Southampton.
The Frenchman came off the bench to score in the 88th minute and rescue a point for Arsenal, who were well below par at St Mary's.
Incredibly, the goal was the former Montpellier man's 17th as a substitute in the Premier League, with Giroud now holding the record alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
17 - No player has scored more substitute goals for a single Premier League team than Olivier Giroud - level with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd (17). Trademark.- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2017
It was also his tenth goal after the 80 minute mark in 2017, and he decided to celebrate by pointing towards his name on the back of his shirt - something Fellaini has been doing for a while at United, as fans of the Old Trafford club will tell you.
Images: Premier League & SRF Sport
Here's how fans reacted:
Haaa Giroud doing the Fellaini celebration.. disclosing his mentor..nice one Giroud- IKENNA (@_Basky_) December 10, 2017
Giroud there with the Fellaini celebration. Good to see fellow professionals supporting the Big Fella after he was robbed of the Ballon Dor once again. https://t.co/vQsO32Fjsk- Elliot (@VivaElzayto) December 10, 2017
Giroud actually copied Lord Fellaini's goal celebration :joy:- Josh. (@JoshToomey) December 10, 2017
Giroud breddi Fellini's celebration lol- :speaking_head:HighLife (@HighlifeCarter) December 10, 2017
Pretty sure Giroud just did the Fellani celebration- :crown: (@NadirAbdi1) December 10, 2017
Did Giroud just do Fellaini's celebration or am I bugging?- Skribz (@OfficialSkribz) December 10, 2017
Giroud doing his best impression of the Fellaini celebration. Seems like he idolises him.- Felli:diamonds: (@FeIIainiFC) December 10, 2017
Giroud should probably have grabbed the ball and headed back to the halfway line, but fair play to him for paying tribute to Fellaini, one of the true greats.
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