Arsenal injury is good news ahead of January window?

Olivier Giroud fell foul of injury as Arsenal overcame West Ham in the Carabao Cup last week, and is now expected to be ruled out until February.

The French striker limped out of our League Cup win over the Hammers, and reports are claiming that he will now miss the entirety of January with a hamstring problem, likely ending any hopes his potential suitors had in signing him.

The World Cup next summer had expected to play a part in Giroud’s thoughts in the run up to the winter transfer window, and he was claimed to be considering an exit in order to secure more regular action having fallen down the pecking order in North London.

Alexandre Lacazette has usurped him as the first-choice striker since his arrival from Lyon in the summer, and Giroud has had to settle for only one start in the Premier League so far this term.

Everton and West Ham had been linked with a move for the 31 year-old, and the guarantee of a first-team role may have proved tempting as he looked to secure a place in what would likely be his last chance to feature in a World Cup.

Arsenal fans should be happy that they will be able to keep their super-sub, who has already bagged himself seven goals in all competitions, and will most certainly help our cause in the second half of the campaign, but it will make things more complicated over the busy festive period with Alexandre Lacazette rarely playing the full 90 minutes of the match.

Is it better news to have Giroud for the remainder of the campaign, or would it have been better to have him for the busy festive schedule?

Pat J

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  1. Jib says:

    If that injury keeps him here past January, it’s unfortunate (for Giroud) blessing.

  2. Salmonella says:

    nothing will be good news until the day Wenger retires

  3. Maks says:

    Better injury news is that Ramsey is out and that forced Wenger to give Wilshere a chance. Wilshere forever!

    1. Me says:

      Shame he was just as bad as everyone else…

    2. koss says:

      Ramsey won us two FA’s ffs but your darling wilshere i can’t even remember the last time he had an assist. Respect Ramsey

      1. Maks says:

        Ha ha ha… respect Ramsey? If his not from GB he would be long gone from Arsenal, playing for Stoke or maximum Everton or some midle club in Italy, no… not Italy cos there you have to be tacticaly and formation wise careful and Ramsey is not. He thinks he should always run forward, even when it s time to play something else, and by doing that he is usually in the way of out strikers or blocking our strikers attacks (look at his last two games)…
        …and he is slow minded player, no clear vision of the game.
        He scored those two important goals but for me he is a great symbol of Wengers fall, cos I want Arsenal to fight for the PL and CL to be competitve team, to be hard to beat, and todays Arsenal with Ramsey as must start player is only a shadow of things of the past… and thing that we didnt resigned Fabregas or get somebody better cos Wenger was holding space for AR its pure misery!

  4. Me says:

    Nothing will change his mindset.
    Arsenal can spend £400 million and they still won’t ever challenge for the title.
    Lots of things need to be in place to win the league – most important of these is a competent and progressive manager.
    Tactics win games not buying new players.
    Did you see tactical play on Friday night?
    Were players marked out of the game?
    Did we play incisive counter attacking play?
    Arsenal scraped a draw as a result of the ineptitude of Liverpool and nothing more.
    Arsenal are simply a mid table team and nothing more.
    Burnley are behind us in the league.
    That says it all doesn’t it…
    Arsenal can only improve when he is long gone…

    1. Salmonella says:

      I agree

    2. Maks says:

      Arsenal can spend 400.000 and will still under Wenger play with 10 and a half men! 🙂
      Ramsey has more cemented place in Arsenals 1st 11 then Berkamp had. Thats crazy.

  5. Shortboygooner says:

    Giroud is average. I said it before. He is not as good as bergkamp henry adeybayor vanpersie. Thats the level of striker we need. Dunno of lacca is up there yet but giroud is defo not. Let him move on and lets try for a new improvement

  6. Nayr says:

    Salmonella and Me
    haha welcome to right side of things.
    even if wenger is given messi and ronaldo today he will still manage to lose.

  7. ŞÜKHJÖT says:

    Injuries or not-the team needs reinforcements to chellenge for the top 4…..

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