Arsenal fans have been waiting and hoping all summer for Arsene Wenger to go into the transfer market and come out with a top class striker, one that we feel will give us that extra edge up front to really challenge for major honours.
Well there is not much time left and it looks like the manager is not going to do it. In fact he seems perfectly happy with his striking options at the Emirates, particularly with his fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud, as his interview on Arsenal.com makes clear.
Giroud may have been off the pace against Besiktas on Wednesday, but Wenger put that down to his physixcal condition and rustiness and there is no doubt that our big number 12 made a huge difference after coming on for Alexis at halftime against Everton on Saturday and rescued a valuable and morale boosting point with a great last gasp header.
Giroud’s stats on his Wikipedia page show clearly that he has always improved year on year at his previous clubs as well as the Gunners and Wenger is backing him to do the same again this season and improve on his very respectable goal return from last season.
The Prof said, “He scored 16 [in the Premier League last year] and he’s very convincing. You never have to set any limitations for any player. For me, he’s improving every year and don’t rule it out that he scores 25.
“We have Sanogo who will be an important asset, we have Giroud, we have Lukas Podolski, we have Joel Campbell who can play centre forward. We have Alexis and Walcott coming back. Let’s not forget that.
“All of our opponents look for strikers as well and nobody finds a world-class striker available who is better than the strikers you have.”
Does that sound to you like Wenger is really looking for another striker? So maybe it is time for us to give the bug guy a break and hope that with him and our other forward options, Arsenal do have enough firepower to win the Premier League.