Someone else will replace Giroud – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has admitted it may be time for Olivier Giroud to take a seat on the bench.

The French striker’s efficient hold up play and scoring form at the start of the campaign has contributed to Arsenal’s strong position in the title race as they sit level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier league.

But the goals have dried up for Giroud in recent games, and the former Ligue 1 top scorer has squandered a number of glorious goal-scoring opportunities including a couple of late chances against Chelsea on Monday.

The 27-year-old though, has rarely been given a rest with Nicklas Bendter’s appearance against Hull City the only occasion where Giroud was not handed a start in a league game this season.

And with Lukas Podolski now back in action while the January transfer window approaches, the boss now agrees that the Gunners may just need a new face upfront.

“The three games he played in six days had a big weight in our recent results, but since then we had nine days when we could recover and I think tonight he (Giroud) was not tired.” Wenger said

“I will have to rest everybody at some stage. Bendtner or somebody else (will have to start at some stage).”

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37 responses to “Someone else will replace Giroud – Wenger

  1. Giroud is just too lazy for my liking… Bendtner would had been better n Podolski would hv bin perfect. Thought Wenger was going to introduce Podolski @ 70min against chelsea, may b prof was confused on who to remove n replace.

  2. Giroud Lack almost everytin needed in a striker, (Speed, positioning, passing, ball control, etc) he’s just good in air.
    Wenger is making a very big mistake by not giving bentner a chance, bcos I believe bentner is far better than Giroud. Scoring 25 goals in ligue1 shouldn’t be a yardstick for his shirt in arsenalfc.
    The way Giroud play makes me wish him injury, bcos I believe is only injury that can make wenger to bench him.
    We have the players in arsenalfc that are better than Giroud as a striker.
    (In pecking order)
    Even if wenger don’t wanna sign, let give dis players chance in our striking position.

  3. I think fans need to focus a bit on Giroud’s all round contribution than just the goals draught. Whenever we have to defend a set piece, just observe who Szczesny and Mertesacker call out for: Oliiii! They would usually shout (read their lips too). 5 out of 10 times, he gives a clearing header; he is the reason our keeper hoofs the ball up field confident Oli would win the header; Hold up play is one of the best; lay offs to others is commendable. I can understand that fans want a dribbling forward, as Arsenal deserve a potent striker, I just think it would affect balance of the team, unless it is one who would strike so much fear in opposition defences that we would have less defending to do.

  4. Well done Mr. GoonerEris. I have not read such an impressive comment so far and I am really admairing z way u look at z Giroud’s contribution at least.

  5. People should stop saying sh*t about oliver,he is trying his best its just that the goal aren’t coming….when he was scoring we were all praising him to be a complete front man,its time to support him not to criticize

  6. What Giroud really need is someone to present him with competition. Who will be top gun?

    The Verm has that, he could either run, settle on the bench or raise the bar.

  7. Diego Costa is a good striker and just what we need. Guess what…he is contracted to the club at the top of La Liga and seeded in the champions league draw for the last 16 in Europe’s top clubs’ tournament, having convincingly topped their group. He would be cup tied and may only play for Arsenal in the domestic fixtures. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that he won’t be leaving Athletico Madrid for Arsenal (or any other club, for that matter) in January, at least. Let’s have perspective and be realistic.

  8. ansene wenger need to update arsenal forward bcoz arsenal is good enough on kp,df, and md but we ave bad striker if wenger can bring in costa or lewadoski in to d squad by january transfer. Wenger can try podoski against west ham tomorrow afternoon he wil how it is.

  9. perhaps now is the time to revert back to 4-4-2 based on current personnel. pt Giroud/bentner together with a second strike, podolski. wings to be fast players like wallcott and serge till chamberlain comes back. two strikers are needed to really pressure defences.

  10. Wenger, buy a new reliable striker to lead Arsenal attack or forget the title. Giroud is good but not good enough to deliver the it. Get a hit man like Diegoi Costa or Lewy. Our players must fight, skill is not enough. They must be very ambitious. And we need a match winner in that team.

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