Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will have to do without Olivier Giroud leading the line for around four months after the Frenchman fractured his left tibia at the end of the Everton game, but at least the timing of the injury gives the boss a few days to bring in a replacement.
But while he did not state categorically that he would not be doing so, Wenger suggested that he would only bring in another forward if it made sense and gave us a better option than the players we already have give us. He also said that there was a shortage of quality available in the market and too many clubs looking.
And the Frenchman’s task may just have got a lot harder, according to an ESPN report. Because the new Chelsea front man Diego Costa may have to miss the next six weeks with a hamstring problem, which is what made him miss chunks of last season with Atletico.
So there is a chance that Jose Mourinho will be looking to sign another striker as well, which could well lead to Arsenal and Chelsea chasing the same players. If I was Wenger and was thinking about it, I would get it done as quickly as possible. Today would be good!