Olivier Giroud is set to lead the line for Milan against Bologna, cementing his place in the side as the starting striker, according to a report.
Initially struggling for consistent minutes with fitness niggles upon signing, Giroud has become a consistent figure for Milan this season, and has proven his worth with goals.
Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) report that Giroud is set to make a ninth consecutive start for Stefano Pioli in Monday evening’s clash with Bologna, keeping Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench once more.
The veteran Frenchman has proven a more consistent figure for Pioli with Ibrahimovic struggling to maintain fitness throughout the season.
35-year-old Giroud reported for international duties with France over the break and scored in both games, keeping him in form for Milan’s crucial final run-in for the Scudetto.
Managing 11 goals in all competitions so far, his influence is key in pushing for the title.