MN: Milan dust off heavy artillery as Giroud returns and Ibrahimovic is closing in

By Isak Möller -

Olivier Giroud is back in action and should be at 100% once the international break is over, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is just behind. It’s safe to say that AC Milan will soon have many good options for the attack. 

As highlighted by MilanNews, in mainly Giroud’s absence, Ante Rebic has done very well in the No.9 role with several goals and assists. With the Croatian, the pressing is more intense and he also adds unpredictability, as well as speed, to the attack.

Giroud is more oriented to stay close and within the penalty box, known as a target man. He’s certainly more skilled and effective in the air, shining with his hold-up play. In short, it will be a different style with him on the pitch but not necessarily a worse one.

Combining him with Mike Maignan’s distribution could be a recipe for success for the Rossoneri. And once Zlatan returns, there will be even more options. His recovery time is unknown but he’s getting better and a return is, at least, in sight. Milan are dusting off their heavy artillery, that’s for sure.

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Tags Olivier Giroud Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. Can you guys do an article about how Milan fans ‘worship’ players as if they are gods? It’s a good topic to discuss about sport culture. Help re-shape our fanbase mentality slowly because a lot of Milan related things go through your channel. Look at Zlatan. People treat him as if he was the saviour and all he does is get injured. It’s an unhealthy mindset to nurture thinking that mere mortal men are comparable to God. What a slap in the face when we see Zlatan not even playing at all. It’s better to acknowledge we have a decent line up and discuss potential advantages rather than being hyped up about the ideas we are comfortable entertaining in our heads of the opinions we carry for the team. Another example is Kessie. He was a really good player last year but then this season the ‘Tank’ seems more like a topic for frustration really. This is what happens when we become so infatuated with a temporary condition that it makes it difficult to accept change. I’ve seen how fans get so caught up in emotion, it’s sad to see they base their happiness on something like sport or points which they can’t even control. No wonder they get even more furious if we lose and other fans give a smirk remark. But my point is this. Do a video on your YouTube channel and talk about how it’s not healthy to put so much praise and worship into one man in the team. It is not right because it creates for itself the expectation they are worth more than we give them. Even Donnarumma and Çalhanoğlu are good examples of players who are in fact decent, now every Milan fan hates them. Two years ago, they were that core of our squad, now are gone free. Two years from now, the core of this squad will also be gone free. Look at Pioli when he first arrived, over half the fans, a lot disliked the move. Now where are those fans who never shut up saying Pioli Out? So this is just an example of how our fans attitude and mentality based on pure emotion and lack of wisdom and knowledge creates a perpetual embarrasment for ourselves again later. Instead we should grow the idea that, we will observe the team and leave all the praises after and let all the fighting happen on the pitch and not through the keyboards online.

    If you pay attention when you are corrected you are wise. If you refuse to learn, you are hurting yourself. If you accept correction, you will become wiser. Reverence for the LORD is an education in itself. You must be humble before you can ever recieve honors. – PROVERBS 16.31-33

    1. Hey buddy!

      I find very difficult to make sense of this epistle same way I can’t comprehend your name.

      The very issues you pinpointed are the very things that makes sports unique, and we Rossoneris are one of the most loyal core in the world. We are loyal to players who are loyal to the club, we recognize that a disrespect to the club is a disrespect to the fans.

      Every loyal fan has to be bias and “praise” her players, and every sport team always have poster boys or star players. Ibrahimovic may not play much but the management know how much they make from his image and publicity yearly. Since CR7 left Serie A, Ibrahimovic is arguably the biggest internationally recognized player plying his trade in the league, he is not just a poster boy for AC Milan but for Serie A as a whole, and if you have issues with us celebrating our stars, please deal with it.

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