They will probably not be in the Arsenal starting line-up to face Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday, having completed the Europa League tie in Serbia last night, but the goal scoring hero Olivier Giroud along with Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott who played big parts in the goal will be hoping that they have done enough to feature in Arsene Wenger’s plans for the weekend.
Which, if any, of the front three from Arsenal’s win in Belgrade is most likely to come off the bench may well depend on how the game against Ronald Koeman’s beleaguered Toffees is going but they all made a case.
The French striker’s finish was a timely reminder of what he can do and after his super sub heroics in many games last season, Giroud could be the first man Wenger turns to is we need a goal. He did look out of touch at times but the time on the pitch and the confidence he will gain from the goal should help that and I think he got sharper as the match wore on.
Walcott with his pace and movement offers the boss a different option and although his finishing could sometimes be better Theo has already netted five goals for us this season. The Everton defence lacks pace and confidence so they would certainly not like facing him.
Wilshere performed the best of the front three, reminding us all why he was being talked about so highly a few years back, but this was his first full first team game for some time and I think Wenger will be a bit wary of playing him again so soon. In times of need, though, his ability to make things happen like last night’s winning goal could be just what Arsenal need.
What did you lot make of the Arsenal forward line in Belgrade and which should Wenger use at Everton?