Giroud could be gone next summer by KJ
After the acquisition of Danny Welbeck from Man Utd, it dawned upon me that Giroud could very well be leaving Arsenal next summer. There are a lot of factors involved but they ultimately spell out a possible departure for the controversial Frenchman.
Firstly, Welbeck is on a similar level to Giroud when you factor in their ability but the Englishman has a far higher ceiling in terms of potential and is arguably far more suited to our football. He loves to pass and move and will most likely get more out of the likes of Ozil than Giroud.
Welbeck also enjoys running in behind which we’ve seriously lacked for an entire year. This lack of
movement from our forward players has absolutely crippled Mesut’s potential to devastate teams
and that’s why we failed to truly destroy a team last season.
Danny has a far better work rate than Giroud in my opinion. It is aided by his pace and apparent legs he has over Giroud considering he’s 4 years younger than him. He’ll be able to close down the
opposition quicker than Giroud.
Finally, Danny will offer the ability to work with the ball under pressure. He’ll be able to turn with the ball and will not constantly look for the one touch return which Giroud has become reliant on. This means we are more unpredictable and with Danny’s pace, the opposition won’t press us as
The culmination of all this is that I can see Giroud leaving in the summer. I don’t expect Welbeck to
be that world class striker we need and this means that Wenger will always be searching for that one
true striker that will win us the league next summer. This will result in Giroud having absolutely no
chance of getting game time at the club and he will therefore look to move.
At the end of the day, Welbeck will always offer more than Giroud as the “back up” striker if that
position becomes available if/when Wenger signs that world class striker. If Welbeck turns out to be
so good that he completely remedies our problems in that position, only then do I expect Giroud to