Giroud calls for new striker

Olivier Giroud feels Arsenal should be looking to sign a new striker, with a lack of movement on the transfer front something of a concern.

Last Updated: 20/08/13 at 08:50 Post Comment

Olivier Giroud: Hoping to be joined in the Arsenal squad by another striker

Olivier Giroud: Hoping to be joined in the Arsenal squad by another striker

The Gunners have been linked with several high-profile players during the summer window, with Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney among the attacking recruits they are said to have considered.

Arsene Wenger has, however, been left frustrated in his efforts to get bodies on board, with free agent Yaya Sanogo the only arrival at Emirates Stadium.

A disgruntled fan base aired their frustration at a lack of activity during a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day, with there a feeling in the stands that promises have been broken.

Giroud has now come out and admitted that fresh faces would be welcomed in the dressing room, with the Frenchman of the opinion that added firepower is required if Arsenal are to compete on multiple fronts in 2013/14.

He told Le Parisien: "It's necessary for the club to recruit another striker.

"Obviously I think about it a little bit. It may change the play one day, especially if it's a high-profile signing.

"It's useless lamenting this though. I know what I have to do and what I'm capable of.

"I'm focusing on me and my work. The coach is counting on me, so I don't think too much."

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till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

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would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

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ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

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