Wenger explains why he picked Sanogo over Giroud

Arsene Wenger has delivered a major shock by selecting Yaya Sanogo for the Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich.

Arsenal fans demanded a new striker to put pressure on Olivier Giroud, and it appears they have one.

French youngster Yaya Sanogo has been selected for the biggest game of his career, in only his second start.

After impressing against Liverpool in the FA Cup at the weekend, the youngster is preferred to Olivier Giroud for the Champions League last 16 first leg at home to Bayern Munich.

Arsene Wenger has been explaining his decision to SkySports:

"He's playing well you know, as simple as that.

"Yes, you can debate every position from the first to the last."

Asked if the decision to drop Giroud was due to disciplinary issues he responded:

"No. Giroud has played a lot recently. He's tired it's important we need him to be fresh and come back strong."

images:  © Ronnie Macdonald

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