Should Arsenal sacrifice a midfielder and partner Walcott and Giroud?

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The Gunners are currently short on goals, so should Wenger change things up by sacrificing Ozil or Sanchez?

Arsenal’s failure to sign a striker this summer was well documented, with the decision having been criticised by pundits far and wide.

They have been left with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott as their main forward, hoping that both can score the goals for another top-four challenge or better.

So far, though, they, and the rest of the side, have struggled to find the net - with just five goals in six games to their name so far leaving them behind Sunderland and Aston Villa for goals scored.

So should Arsene Wenger change his approach and go with two up front?

It would give Arsenal more options in attack, with the pace of Walcott giving them the chance to stretch defences while Giroud gives them the alternative choice of going more direct.

Playing through Giroud has been something that has worked well for the side before now, with the Frenchman’s ability to hold up the ball and get others in around him a big strength.

There could be a partnership there to be developed, should Arsene Wenger look to do so.

A midfielder would have to be cut, but who?

Switching to a formation like that, though, would mean a big sacrifice for the manager, as one of his star midfielders would have to be cut. Choosing who would miss out is a big task.

On current form, the obvious choice would be Aaron Ramsey, but he fits more naturally into a midfield two than the likes of Mesut Ozil.

Leaving the German out would likely cause outrage, though, given his importance to the side, and the fact he is already leading the way when it comes to assists for this season.

That could leave Alexis Sanchez on the chopping block, although that seems unlikely given how well he performed last season and, again, the star factor he brings to the side.

Given the money the club paid for both, and their importance in the side, it is hard to see Wenger cutting them so quickly. However, doing so could be to the benefit of his side and would definitely be radical enough to stir things up for the best at the Emirates.

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