Arsene Wenger could not have asked for more from the subs he put on with 25 minutes or so to play as Arsenal were heading for yet another opening day defeat to a Premier League season. Straight away both Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud had an impact and both capped their cameos with impressive goals to give the Gunners all three unlikely looking points, but will both have earned themselves a place in the starting line-up for the next Arsenal match?
The Wales international probably has and would very likely have started last night against the Foxes if he had mnot missed the Community shield with a minor injury problem, but the France international centre forward seems to be just outside the manager’s ideal first team.
Giroud certainly put a strong case for his inclusion against Stoke City next weekend and as reported by Metro the big man has told his boss that he wants to start more games, but will Wenger agree that he should? Seeing Le Prof’s delight at Giroud’s goal rescuing a tough fixture you would assume he is at least going to think about it and with Alexis Sanchez still not due back there is a good chance for Olly.
The tactical side of things might work for him as well as the Gunners will expect to be as dominant and as far forward on the pitch, but then again perhaps the pace of Welbeck could swing things in his favour and he did play well on Friday. I would look at how Giroud and Lacazette have been linking up, though, and remember that the Arsenal team has pace all over the place, while Giroud brings us something special no one else does.
Would you start him at the Britannia Gooners?