The Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud may have scored two good goals in the FA cup replay against Hull City recently to end his longest ever Arsenal goal drought, but not much else has gone right for the big man, including having what looked a perfectly good goal disallowed against Everton.
With the international break upon us, and another eight days until our next match (against West Brom), I thought I’d give you a run down of the latest pieces of speculation surrounding our beloved club.
I am only trying to read between the lines here and could be completely wrong about the reasons for the Arsenal manager not even making an offer top Real Madrid this summer for their France international striker Karim Benzema, despite there having been plenty of hints about the possible transfer of the star to Arsenal.
When I say Arsenal here I mean the Arsenal fans, because there is no telling whether Arsene Wenger will be any more inclined to use the January transfer window to sign a striker than he was in the summer.
There were thousands of Arsenal transfer rumour stories linking us with Karim Benzema in the summer, with lesser rumours saying that Arsene Wenger wanted to bring in other frontmen like Aleksandr Kokorin or Jackson Martinez, but Le Prof stayed aloof from all the fans and pundits alike who kept imploring him to buy another striker to challenge Olivier Giroud for our centre-forward slot.
Olivier Giroud is finding it hard to get used to being on the substitute’s bench, and yet again on Thursday he was overlooked by France in favour of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. The score was already 4-0 when Benzema suffered a thigh strain so Giroud finally got on the pitch for the last ten minutes, something he is getting used to at Arsenal as well.
The release of the financial figures for Arsenal Football Club for the year 2014-15 will no doubt have many fans and people in the media scratching their heads and wondering just what Arsene Wenger was playing at in the summer transfer window.
If you list the things that Arsene Wenger hates, Arsenal’s transfer window will be high on that list. Not just the way things are conducted during the window, but also the way players and rumours fly around irks him.