Giroud Gets New Contract, But Arsenal Still Need a New Striker! by AT
It has been announced today that Arsenal have agreed a two-year contract extension with striker Olivier Giroud, which will keep the Frenchman at the Emirates till 2018. Giroud, who is currently nursing a fractured foot, will be unavailable till the new year but nevertheless, the news of a new contract is certainly a boost for the club.
Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ Champions League clash against Galatasaray, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “We want stability and to keep the core of our team together and Giroud is an important player here. It is agreed. When it is completely done, we will announce it.”
Okay, while it is great news that Giroud has been tied down to a new contract, there is still a need for more firepower in attack. I believe Danny Welbeck is a great addition to the squad, but we still don’t have in our ranks a clinical goal-scorer, Someone like Diego Costa. When you look at the other big teams, they all seem to have three world-class strikers in their ranks, and I believe we should follow suit.
Unfortunately, our third striker at the moment is Yaya Sanogo. Quite honestly, the Frenchman is not good enough to cut it in the Premier League or even in England, so we really need to bring in another striker, not someone who has ‘massive potential’ but a proven hitman. While he may not admit it, Arsene Wenger knows he needs more firepower and I hope he acts as quickly as possible. Preferably, when the transfer window reopens in January.
But what are chances of Wenger finding a top class striker in January when he can’t find any defender over the whole summer?