Arsenal can't possibly do without Olivier Giroud right now, as Nicklas Bendtner unintentionally demonstrated in midweek.
He had many doubters when he came to England and stuttered in his first few weeks as a Gunner, before going onto establish himself in the club's attack.
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp is one who didn't believe the Frenchman had what it takes, and has been speaking glowingly about Giroud's talent to SkySports News.
"I must admit I was one of the non-believers when he first signed and I hold my hands up he has really surprised us all.
"Not only his goals but his assists, the way he brings people into play, and I think it made us realise in midweek how much they need him, how much they miss him, because when he doesn't play they look like they haven't got that focal point, that confidence around the whole place.
"I think he has become such an important player for them, every time that ball goes into him, he can either hold it up, he can lay it off, he's got a very subtle touch, he's not just a big battering ram, he's a very talented footballer, and he's been a big signing for Arsene wenger, because you feel if they hadn't had him, where would the goals have come from, where would the assists have come from?
"You just think if he gets one or two players around him, they'll be even better."
What do you make of Redknapp's comments?
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