With Arsenal having to do without the first choice centre forward Olivier Giroud due to the Frenchman’s ankle injury, Arsene Wenger must have been a little concerned about where the Gunners’ goals were going to come from after the international break.
Both of his options, Yaya Sanogo and new boy Danny Welbeck have not exactly been banging them in recently, so the boss will be absolutely delighted that they both scored on international duty and so should return to north London confident and buzzing.
So I wonder if Wenger is thinking about using both of the strikers in the Premier League clash with Man City on Saturday, because he could. Welbeck, although preferring to play through the middle, is well used to playing on the left of a front three, allowing the young French striker to lead the line.
But I think that is unlikely and that we will start with the former United man and maybe Lukas Podolski on the left. But depending on how the game is going and how well the front line is working, Sanogo could come on as an impact sub, with his long legs, pace and power to give a tiring Man City defence a hard time.
The 21-year old is coming off the back of three international goals in two games for the France under 21 side and it would be a shame not to try to use that to our advantage, especially as he is desperate to get that first senior goal for Arsenal in the bag. What do you think?