I am not sure how much of a minority I am in, as the Arsenal fans who have never thought much of the France international striker Olivier Giroud seem a lot more willing to talk about it than the ones that appreciate the big centre forward´s abilities and efforts, but I would definitely call myself a Giroud fan.
But I would still have liked to see Arsene Wenger sign a really top class striker in the summer transfer window. The problem seems clear though, no one significantly was available unless Wenger wanted to spend twice what a player was worth, and even then the likes of Cavani and Benzema might not have been possible.
So we are stuck with Giroud and Walcott as competition, for better or worse, right? Wrong, because there is a certain Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal squad and the Chilean has all the attributes needed to make a top class front man in the modern game, especially with the right players around him to create space and opportunities.
Alexis was tried there a few times early in his debut season and it was not a roaring success, but neither was it a complete disaster. It is a role that players need to work at and understand and Alexis has almost always been a wide forward or a number 10.
But look at some of the best strikers around these days, including the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. The Barca star and others like Aguero and Suarez are similar players to Alexis and they all began their playing careers in positions other than centre forward.
So perhaps it is time for Wenger to think again and start training and playing with the Chilean in that crucial role. What do you think?