If it ain´t broke don´t fix it is a maxim that can be used in many walks of life, football included, and it seems to be the way that Arsene Wenger is looking at his Arsenal striking options at the minute. So once again tomorrow, when Everton come to north London for the 10th round of the Premier League, it will be Theo Walcott leading the line.
As reported by Sky Sports, the manager admitted as much in his pre match press conference. The Frenchman accepted that Giroud is now in a much better frame of mind and his form is good after scoring for France and bagging goals from the bench in the last two Arsenal games against Bayern Munich and Watford.
Wenger said, “It is always hard. They are top players. I consider the form, the game on the day.
“At the end of the season both will have played their share of games but at the moment it is Theo. In a few weeks, it might be Giroud. What is important is that both contribute.”
Giroud only lost his place in the starting line up in the first place because he was missing chances and with Theo having drawn a blank in his last three starts, there have been some calls for Wenger to change back, but the England international has still been making great runs, getting into good positions and helping the team.
So while that keeps happening and Giroud keeps scoring as a super sub, why should Wenger change a winning formula?