Although some Arsenal fans are still not convinced by our France international centre forward Olivier Giroud, and may have been hoping that the manager´s decision to start Theo Walcott ahead of him in the FA cup final was a sign that he would be replaced this summer, I still think that Arsene Wenger has a lot of respect for and belief in his fellow countryman.
Without a fully fit Theo Walcott or Danny Welbeck, however, we had to rely on Giroud and the boss suggested that this had taken it´s toll on his sharpness and that was the reason his goals had dried up in recent weeks. So we can still expect the Gunners to sign a new striker this summer and it looks increasingly likely that it will be Jackson Martinez.
30 goals a season in his three years with Porto has proved that the Colombian international is a class act while an increasing number of Arsenal transfer rumours have linked him strongly with a move to north London and the Premier League. And the player himself has now confirmed his departure from the Portuguese club this summer, as reported by Metro.
The 28-year old said, “I’m leaving Porto.
“I’m focused on the national team at the moment, but I’m waiting to see what my future holds.”
The question now is where this prolific front man will end up. Arsenal anyone?