Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Olivier Giroud, despite his style not pleasing to the eye for all concerned.
The 30 year-old knocked in his 100th goal for our club last night, bettering records of Robin Van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp in the process, as he helped us on the way to a 4-2 win over BATE Borisov.
Arsenal are now well on their way to qualification to the next round after two wins from two, but the strikers milestone appears to have taken all the headlines instead of the win.
“He’s not everybody’s cup of tea is Giroud but he’s always there when it counts,” Campbell said.
“He starts for France instead of Lacazette.
“I think he’s a very underrated player and I’d like to see him and Lacazette together to be honest.
“But the squad may be can’t accommodate both of them.”
The former Lyon striker has usurped Olivier as the first choice option this term, having arrived for a club record fee during the summer, and that decision is yet to be proved wrong.
Lacazette has scored four goals in his six Premier League appearances thus far, albeit whilst having only completed the full 90 minutes on one occasion, and is already showing signs that he will prove to be a quality signing.
Giroud remains a challenger for the starting role however, having remained consistent in finding the net since joining from Marseille back in 2012, but his failure to beat his record of 16 league goals in a seasons since moving to England is likely what led to the club investing further.
Could Giroud and Lacazette play together in a front two? Would a formation change accommodate both in the starting XI?