Just the other day it emerged that Valencia were targeting Olivier Giroud as a possible replacement to Roberto Soldado who may have been joining Tottenham Hotspur. Well Soldado’s move is pretty much confirmed and Valencia may make an official approach for our man soon but it now appears that Italian side Napoli are also interested.
I’m not a big fan of Napoli at the moment since they signed Gonzalo Higuain but I can’t really blame them for it. It’s Arsenal’s fault for being too cheap and cautious.
Even though I am still and may always be upset about Higuain, we have more important things to worry about. We may or may not be still after Luis Suarez so there is still the chance that he could be joining the club this summer but with all the interest around Giroud, we need to make sure we have strikers who are ready to replace him.
Our only signing of the summer so far has been French born Yaya Sanogo but he is too inexperienced to be our first choice and only striker.
It may be a good decision to let Giroud go and if we do, we may have to consider giving Theo Walcott a permanent role in the centre. Having Walcott in the centre could work well for us as he can finally fulfil his dream of being a proper striker and we can have Alex Oxlade-Chambaerlain in a full time first team role on the wing.
On the other hand, selling our big French striker could result in a lack of numbers if we fail to recruit this summer as is being suggested by Arsene Wenger himself. Don’t be surprised to see no new signings and if that’s the case then we should probably keep Giroud and maybe even Gervinho.
This is one of the toughest summers that Arsenal fans have had to put up with so far. Interest around Olivier Giroud is only making things more tense in the transfer window.