Poll: Which Arsenal star deserves to lead our attack

Our team is nearly complete, although voting remains open for each of the positions, but we still need to choose which Arsenal forward should be leading the line.

Lucas Perez arrived to bring competition to the role this summer in a £17 Million deal, and arrives with an impressive record from his previous season with Deportivo La Coruna, but he may take time to adjust to life in England.

Olivier Giroud has been our first-choice for the past few years, but his tally per season has him way below our rivals main strikers. The Frenchman has proven to be great when in form, but he hasn’t quite found the consistency to earn a ‘World Class’ tag, and there is definitely room for improvement.

Alexis Sanchez has been fielded as a makeshift striker on a few occasions this year, but hasn’t scored whilst operating in the role. It is worth noting he bagged his goal against PSG AFTER Giroud was brought on, and he returned to his usual role.

Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck have similar profiles, with the pair missing large chunks of their career in North-London through injury, as well as both being used as wingers as well as as a striker. The former has been overlooked to play centrally this term, but Danny was highly impressive when returning from his injury last season, and if he can pick up where he left off when he is back in December, he will have defences running scared.

Who deserves to be our first-choice this term?

Which striker deserves to lead the line?

  • Alexis Sanchez (31%, 758 Votes)
  • Lucas Perez (29%, 713 Votes)
  • Olivier Giroud (22%, 543 Votes)
  • Danny Welbeck (8%, 185 Votes)
  • Yaya Sanogo (6%, 145 Votes)
  • Chuba Akpom (3%, 76 Votes)
  • Theo Walcott (1%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,456

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  1. ras911 says:

    Didn’t Sanchez score twice today as a striker? Anyways until we can see more of Perez, Giroud has to start up front as we are a lot more balanced overall as a team. I recon Perez will start on Tuesday so that we will hopefully be able to see what he’s got.

  2. NY_Gunner says:

    YaYa…Dude is a BEAST.

  3. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    Sanogo? 😀 You damn trollers! Where is he by the way?

  4. Twig says:

    I voted Danny Welbeck. He might not be the most prolific striker out there though, but he’s the hardest working player we have. He’s a very good header of the ball as well, strong, pacy and excellent ball retention. I’m surprised people are voting Perez. What’s their vote based on exactly? Actually, I’m beginning to get worried about him :/

  5. Even Sanogo got more votes than Walcott ??

  6. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Alexis scored twice (nearly thrice) today
    Scored against PSG
    And 1 against Watford
    So he seems to be doing well

    1. Arsenal_Girl says:

      I don’t see Theo being better than him
      Alexis can push Giroud to score and get his spot back

  7. HA559 says:

    Let Giroud and Perez play vs Nottingham with Sanchez rested along with Ozil. Who ever scores most between them two against Forest should start vs Chelsea.


  8. Incarnate says:

    Wenger converted Henry and RVP from wingers to strikers and I think he’s trynna do the same with Alexis and I am fully behind him on that as it gives us more striking options in the long run, we will eventually have a fast and mobile striker in Sanchez and a target man in Giroud, we can switch our style based on the opposition. Sanchez might be more effective on the wings but we do know he brings unquestionable quality to the team Im sure no one would be surprised if he scored 30+ goals a season, he’s currently on 5 goals in the last 5 games. Perez might need a bit of time to come good. In fact, that Alexis is struggling in the middle is further proof of why Giroud needs more time on the bench, it shows how much our game has become a very one dimensional and static one that even Aguero might struggle with. Girouds size means he can win lots of duels in the box but lacks the trickery and mobility to do much more hence why even a Walcott would prove a handful for Terry or Kompany but Giroud stands almost no chance as they can read his every move even if he beat them to an incoming ball. In the meanwhile, I’d start Alexis upfront and if we still need to score after an hour, I’ll bring in Giroud and switch Alexis to the wings like against PSG.

  9. stubill says:

    How can people say Perez deserves to lead the attack, what has he done to merit this, he’s hardly kicked a ball for us yet!

    I’d like to see a lot more of him before I’d say he deserves to start, so for the time being it still has to be Giroud.

    1. jonm says:

      Very true.

      Acpom who scored three goals for hull in 1800 minutes of play in the championship last season is above walcott. Then we have sanogo above acpom and walcott, my recollection is that sanogo did well in an emirates cup game and as a substitute in an FA Cup game years ago. Theo so far this season has two goals and one assist in the PL.

      I can understand the frustration us fans feel about walcott but to put acpom and sanogo above him in the striker roll is ridiculous.

      1. Twig says:

        Well said mate

  10. Gunner_Bolivia says:

    May I ask for everyone’s thoughts on Walcott? Not as a striker or a winger but just in general. If you could please leave you opinion and where you are from.

    1. Trudeau says:

      I think he will always frustrate many Gooners but as long as he puts in a shift like yesterday I’ve got no complaints. He looked sharp and tracked back. There were far more pluses than negatives yesterday. I think he’s on track for a big season

  11. rkw says:

    Who knows we have a manager who favored Nicolas bendtner over carols vela … The sad truth is that however you shuffle this particular deck of cards it can’t take us to the next level so it’s all about another season of whether wenger can guarantee 4th place again …. Sad

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