My mate told me his puskas card was fantastic and was using him against me constantly at cam. I decided to try him at lcm in a 4312 because I like fast cams, and giroud isnt fast.
Giroud wins all the headers from goal kicks and is fantastic in corners defensively and offensively. His physical is unbelievable, he holds off anyone and everyone allowing enough time for my strikers to make runs, he pushes attackers off the ball very easily. I give him the stay on edge of box instruction, his longshots are fantastic, especially if he is in space or if your opponent isnt expecting it. His pace is his biggest flaw, cant really go on runs with him or chase fast wingers. My favourite part about him is when i am passing the ball around on my right side with my rb, then cross it far post when giroud arrives in the box, 9/10 times its a goal. His low tackling is irrelevant as he can just push defenders off the ball with LT or L2.