One of the best things about the current Arsenal side is the balance in it. For a long time we were too adventurous at the detriment to the defensive side of the game. And we simply did not have the right blend of players, not fit to play at least, that was need for the long and arduous road that is a Premier League campaign.
Now, fingers crossed, we do. Some Arsenal fans may say that we need a better centre forward than Giroud, that we are a Coquelin injury away from big trouble in the middle or that we need a really top class centre back. But I think the squad is strong and has good competition for places.
That, however, is still not enough to win the title. You need one or a few players to give the team a spark and win you games you did not look like winning. For me that extra edge will come from Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott next season. They both have big seasons ahead and something to prove.
The German has had his fair share of stick for not living up to his price tag but has been in great form over the last six months. And I believe he needs a player like Walcott to bring the best out of him. There is no point being able to see amazing passes and complete them if there is no one on the other end. And the new counter attacking style from Wenger, especially in the big games, needs pace and precision.
As much as I like Giroud, and I do, he is not the striker to make the runs for Ozil. Walcott is, and after the best part of two years on the sidelines he has just as much to prove. I reckon these two will be dynamite for Arsenal in the coming months and if (please football gods) they can stay fit then they will be the two players that make the difference between Arsenal doing well and Arsenal being champions. Do you agree?