First of all I just want to remind the Arsenal fans that our centre forward Olivier Giroud has not suddenly found out how to score a goal. He may have been a bit off colour at the start of the current season, but the stats show that no player bar Sergio Aguero has scored more Premier League goals than the Frenchman since he signed for Arsenal three years ago. Surprised? So was I.
Oh how the Arsenal fans used to dread a corner or a free kick that was not in a position for a shot. It did not even matter that much whether the attacking advantage when to the other side or us because there was usually more chance of Arsenal conceding a goal from a corner than scoring one.
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.
I am not sure how happy the Arsenal and France international forward is with his new role, but it certainly seems to be suiting Olivier Giroud to come on as a second half sub. It is not how the big striker started the season, of course, but Arsene Wenger did not have a lot of choice but to give Theo Walcott a chance after Giroud fluffed his lines in those early games.
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