Giroud's three reasons: 'I don't want to see Arsenal sign a striker'

Arsenal attacker does not feel an addition to the front-line is required. Here he gives three reasons why.

'I would rather not see a new striker come in,' 27-year-old spearheading striker Olivier Giroud is quoted by Canal+ to have said when discussing the probability of his club Arsenal acquiring a new addition (and potential positional rival) during the imminent transfer window.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with moves for a number of forwards including Ciprian Marica, Karim Benzema, Alex Pato, Fernando Llorente, Edinson Cavani and Konstantinos Mitroglou.

However, Giroud believes all of the aforementioned would represent a superfluous purchase because of three reasons: himself, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott.

Giroud continued: 'If the coach wants me to rest, he can do it without buying a new striker.

'Lukas Podolski is having a good comeback. Theo Walcott can play as a striker. We have the quality and the quantity.'

Thus far, Giroud has returned eight goals from 18 Premier League appearances. He has also scored thrice in Europe.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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