Which striker should Wenger use against Newcastle? by KJ
Wenger has been experimenting a lot with our current line up as nothing seems to be consistently working. The one position that he’s experimented with most is the striker position as there is no real player that has proven that they can constantly put away goals in that position. So, I want to look at which player will be best to face Newcastle:
Giroud: He’s the obvious choice as he’s our only conventional striker. He’s not really had the best start and has proven many times that he’s leagues apart from Van Persie. He does hold up the ball better than any of our players and seems to put in the most work.
Walcott: He’s started the last two games as striker and was decent. He was impressive against Reading but didn’t really do much for me against Wigan. He struggled as he was easily isolated out of the game. His pace seems to be very effective on the counter which is more prominent with away games.
Gervinho: I don’t really see why Wenger would even play him on Saturday let alone start him as striker against Newcastle. By in large, he’s been terrible this season. He really lacks any footballing intelligence and seems to be lacking all confidence.
Wenger has definitely tried many front 3 combinations but I feel that Giroud will be best suited for a home game. He’ll be a good player to lump the ball too when defending as well as providing the movement and energy to hassle Newcastle’s defence. I just hope Wenger is on the same wave-length as me!