Olivier Giroud is reported to be a target for Italian champions Juventus, and I for one am intrigued as to whether Arsenal would be willing to cash-in.
The Frenchman has been in-and-out of the starting XI this season, with Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck having enjoyed runs in the central striker role.
Fans have been calling out for a big-named striker to be signed in recent windows, although that urge was temporarily soothed early int he season, when Theo and OG were both in form and battling it out for a while.
Walcott picked up his usual injury, Giroud’s lack of competition either meant that he burnt out by playing too many games, or simply suffered due to being too relaxed with no rival.
Either way, his dip in form has coincided with our drop out of the title race, out of the FA Cup and the Champions League, and once again, we are left thinking we certainly are lacking in goalscoring options.
Welbeck has returned with four goals, and was selected to start the last two Gunners games up front, but I still don’t think he is able to keep that consistency going for a full season.
With Juventus apparently eyeing a move for Giroud this summer, with a fee touted as around £20-£25 Million, I’m curious whether Arsenal could finally be set to invest in a new striker.
Gunners fans have also been quick to jump on Giroud’s lack of form, but with 20 goals in all competitions so far this season, would we really be happy to see him go?
Is Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott good enough to play back-up to a new striker, or do we still need Giroud with the addition of someone new?