It is pretty evident that Arsenal lack depth in the strike department with only Giroud being bossing that position. But in the games where Giroud fades out Arsenal look out of answers. Certainly a team who brings in Lord Bendtner to change the game cannot win the league; hence this January window can make or break for the Gunners. But surprisingly Olivier Giroud thinks otherwise.
The Frenchman’s comments follow reports that Wenger is looking to boost his fire power, as the Gunners chase a first Premier League title in 10 years.
Giroud has netted 11 goals in all competitions for the north London side this season, including Sunday’s impressive win at Newcastle.
And the 27-year-old believes Arsenal have more than sufficient attacking options at their disposal for the remained of the season.
He said speaking to Canal TV: “If the coach wants me to rest, he can do it without buying a new striker. Lukas Podolski is having a good come-back. Theo Walcott can play as a striker. We have the quality and the quantity. I would rather not see a new striker come in.”
But someone needs to remind Giroud that Wallcott has been worse than Bendtner when played upfront and Podolski’s poor form and injuries doesn’t give freedom to the manager to start them upfront.