The decision by Arsene Wenger to start the France international striker Olivier Giroud for Arsenalñ against PSG this week may not have worked out, but I think that the big man will be in the starting line up again this weekend when Arsenal play host to Eddie Howe´s Bournemouth side.
For one thing I think we cannot blame the struggles we had against the French champions on Giroud. He hardly got any service and to be fair he did quite well. It was the whole team performance that was poor and although I have seen some in the football press suggesting that part of the problem was the set up of our attack, the game on Sunday is not likely to be a similar sort of affair.
At home against the Cherries in the Premier League I expect Arsenal to dominate possession and be faced with a deeper lying defence and that is more suited to Giroud´s abilities. Not only is the centre forward in a rich vein of form though, because another issue is what to do about Alex Iwobi.
The young Gunner was clearly feeling down after his part in the second PSG goal and the boss has suggested that he could maybe do with some time out of the spotlight, so it would make sense to play Giroud through the middle and Alexis Sanchez on the left.
Do you think Wenger will hand Giroud another start this Sunday?