Hey Arsenal fans, I would not be so quick to write off our France international centre forward Olivier Giroud if I was you, despite the fact that the big man is yet to start a single game for the Gunners this season. In fact I think Giroud could be set to lead the line when we travel to Burnley for the Premier League match on Sunday.
The former Gunners and France international star Thierry Henry was a lot younger than the current Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was when the two players began their careers with Arsenal. So it is unlikely that the Chilean is going to be able to get close to the Frenchman’s club record of 226 goals with 174 in the Premier League alone.
Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin are being targeted for January moves according to reports.
The Chilean forward has been the subject of strong speculation in recent weeks, with claims that he is demanding more money than the Gunners have been willing to pay thus far.
Alexis Sanchez is believed to be a target for Manchester City in January, and having failed to agree terms with Arsenal over a new contract, may be able to force his own exit.
The Chilean is claimed to be a target for the Gunners’ rivals Man City, who are managed by the player’s former boss Pep Guardiola currently.
I guess you could see this last week as a positive one for Arsenal. The results have certainly been respectable, with a win over Southampton in the Premier League followed by a potentially vital draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in Europe thanks to a late strike from Alexis Sanchez and some inspired keeping from David Ospina.
After Arsenal survived an early Champions League blow thanks to some last ditch defending, a few moments of magic from the second choice keeper David Ospina and some profligacy in front of goal from Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, the Paris Saint-Germain fans were left cursing their luck after Alexis Sanchez popped up in the right place to rifle home the rebound from Alex Iwobi’s shot in the final 12 minutes of our group game.
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will disagree with my choice of Francis Coquelin as our Man of the Match from the away draw with PSG anmd most would probably give it to Ospina for keeping us in the game or Alexis Sanchez for hitting the leveller, but Coquelin for me deserves it. He did really well to stay disciplined after an early booking and still put himself about to stop Arsenal being overrun. And for long periods it was him making the runs into the box that should have come from Ozil, Cazorla, Iwobi and the Ox.
There’s been plenty of debate surrounding the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil because although it was believed the pair may have been considering their futures at the club at the start of the summer, it is now led to be believed that both the Chilean and the German wish to extend their contracts with the Gunners.