Arsenal with striker crisis for Hull City clash?

With Arsenal having made a sluggish start to the Premier League season and already being five points off the pace set by the league leaders Man City, we simply cannot afford to drop any more points in this weekend’s away game with Hull City.

And even though the Tigers have started well themselves and are in front of their own fans, I think we can expect a solid and defensive display for them as they are likely to see a point as a decent result against Arsenal. This will mean that the onus will be on the Gunners to break them down but it looks like Arsene Wenger may have a problem on that front.

Theo Walcott looks to be unavailable again after missing the midweek Champions League game in Paris with a knee injury and the manager suggested in his press conference reported by The Mirror that the reason he has not been starting Olivier Giroud in the centre forward position is that the big Frenchman is not fit and has been slowly reaching match readiness.

Not only that but he apparently hurt his toe after coming on and then getting sent off against PSG. So if Giroud cannot start then Wenger will have to go again with Alexis Sanchez through the middle or hand a second start to the new Spanish signing Lucas Perez.

I don’t know about you but neither of these options really fills me with confidence that Arsenal will get the win we need in Hull.


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  1. Sam, need a striker says:

    Why you all cry over Giroud not starting ??
    He is a bench player at Arsenal

    1. bran99 says:

      Wenger has made us that, he lead the lines for 4 years in a row, without him we feel screwed even though the whole world know how average he is

  2. rkw says:

    Walcott not available is not a crisis but a godsend …. What is needed next is the unavailability of the manager …and we can begin to move on from our lost decade

  3. Jansen says:

    Why did we buy Perez if we are afraid to have to rely on him against teams like Hull? I say we should give him as much minutes as possible so he can get used to the PL ASAP and that will not happen on the training pitch.

    I hope he starts ahead of Sanchez. We should lay Sanchez on the right wing which Wenger last year suggested is his best position since Sanchez is too predictable on the left wing.

  4. tweety says:

    I agree with jansen. why did mr stubborn bought perez, to leave him on the bench? this goes also for shaka. keep him on the bench it is very easy mr stubborn

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