Wenger finally admits that Arsenal need to sign another striker

Giroud V Stoke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally admitted what many had believed for many months - the Gunners need to buy a striker.

The Gunners won in today's final home game of the season against West Bromwich Albion, with a 1-0 victory thanks to Olivier Giroud's first half header, but whilst Arsenal are ending the season strongly, their fans will no doubt be disappointed to have seen their title challenge fall apart in the second half of the season.

Part of the Gunners' problems have been the workload sustained by striker Giroud, who has been offered little in the way of support by the likes of Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo, leading to the Frenchman being overworked and subsequently tired throughout the campaign.

As a result, many have expected Arsenal to recruit a new striker, but with none forthcoming in either the summer or winter transfer windows, the rumours have once again started, suggesting that Wenger will finally land his new striker at the end of the season.

And now, for the first time, Wenger has admitted that he needs to bring in a new striker after Giroud's problems, but will need to analyse who is available.

“Maybe we have over-played him (Giroud) at some stage,” he said. “There is perhaps room for an attacking player who can play in a different position to Giroud. Someone who can play with him as well. But I do not know yet who will be on the market.”

A player who can not only play alongside Giroud but also in the attack in other positions is QPR's Loic Remy, who has enjoyed a fruitful season on loan at Newcastle United. The Frenchman was seen at today's game between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion, and could be the man that Wenger craves in attack.

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