I do not want to be too hard on the Arsenal and France international star, especially as I have been a champion of Olivier Giroud against his many critics and doubters pretty much ever since he joined the club from Montpellier a few years ago.
I also still feel that the big centre forward has a lot to offer the Gunners and will probably play quite a big part as the current season goes on, but having said all that I think that Arsene Wenger needs to put him back on the Arsenal bench for the game against local rivals Tottenham at the weekend.
Giroud did come on and score two great goals last weekend when we needed him and his goal against Ludogorets was also vital and a very well taken header. The problem is that with Giroud in the middle we did not see the same brilliance from Alexis Sanchez that has been so prevalent over the last two months.
Against the spuds, who have the meanest defence in the Premier League so far, and in the fast and furious atmosphere of a north London derby, Arsenal want the best from our best players and that means the Chilean through the middle. The other bonus to this is that we have the Frenchman ready to come on and do his super sub act again if we need him.
This is assuming that Theo Walcott is fit to play again on the right, but if he is would you drop Giroud back to the bench on Sunday?