Giroud set for Arsenal return for Lodogorets in Champions League?

In the latest Arsenal team news Arsene Wenger has revealed that, different to what we all expected before going into the international break, the Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey and the French centre forward Olivier Giroud will not be available for the Premier League match against Swansea City this weekend.

As reported by the boss went into more detail as to why Ramsey is still not fit to play and it appears that although he is no longer carrying the hamstring injury picked up in the first game of the season against Liverpool, the match fitness is not there and so Wenger is going to be patient and make sure that he is fully ready and not rush him back.

He suggested that the case of Giroud was similar but without going into the same detail and I think that we will be seeing the big striker much sooner. In fact I reckon he might even be in line for a first start of the season when the Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad come to London on Wednesday for the next Champions League match, and if you are thinking of coming then I know that you can still get Arsenal tickets from here at a good price.

For one thing, Giroud’s game is not about covering ground like Ramsey and so he could play without being 100 percent, especially in a game we should dominate and to be fair we should be able to beat the Bulgarians at a canter. I also think that the boss will be keen to give Alexis Sanchez a little break to keep him fresh for the title challenge.

Even if Giroud can only manage the first half, do you think he will start for Arsenal in midweek?


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  1. Alexis the Great says:

    Whats the point of playing Giroud. I’d rather have Perez up front and Olivier can sulk on the bench again

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Until Perez proves otherwise Giroud is our second best striker. Don’t forget that last season he was our best in that position despite Alexis and Walcott trying their luck. By the way, like the username. Alexis surely is great, not as great as Alexander, but I’m sure he’d hammer him in a game of ball.

      1. Wilshegz says:

        Perez has started 2 games and scored 2goals. Giroud was never our best striker he has either been the only recognized striker or the others never get 1/8 the game time he gets to prove himself and fail repeatedly.
        Arsenal were most lethal last season when Walcott was upfront and as soon as he got injured-on his return he was played outta position on the leftwing.
        and Sanchez prior to this season only played upfront twice, Everton 45mins and Besiktas UCL playoff which he scored the winning goal.
        Welbeck came back from injury last cson and was in scoring form only for Wenger to bench him or/and move him out wide just to play a Giroud who was on a 20-game draught and it made us rack up about 3consecutive draws and a loss which made us lose any hope of the title.

  2. Jansen says:

    I want to see Perez if Sanchez needs a rest. Is this the time to slow our attacking down with Giroud?

    Let’s use Giroud as a plan B sub when our fast passing and attacking style is not working ate in games, like the 70 minute.

    For now let’s work on our new found freedom of fast attacking and counterattacking style
    utilizing the pace of Iwobi, Theo and whom ever plays in the striker role (Sanchez/Perez).

    Giroud is not capable to play that way. Not his fault, he simply is too slow.

  3. Wilshegz says:

    I dnt understand some fans sentiment towards Giroud, why should he start ahead of Lucas??

    1. Wilshegz says:

      start Alexis upfront tomorrow and in midweek u can start Lucas (not sluggish and wasteful Giroud)

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