Giroud: I don’t want us to buy another striker

Giroud: I don’t want us to buy another striker

Olivier Giroud says Arsenal have enough options up front and that Arsene Wenger doesn’t need to go shopping for another attacker in January.

The French international has led the line for the Gunners all season, scoring 11 goals in 27 appearances, but despite accusations of fatigue he maintains that he’s fit enough to retain a regular starting berth.

Speaking to Canal + prior to the Newcastle game, during which he ended his seven game goal drought with the headed winner, the 27-year-old remarked:

“We already have players capable of playing in attack. Lukas Podolski is back and he’s recovered well. Theo Walcott can also play as a striker. We’ve got the quality and the quantitu.

“If the coach wants to rest me he can do it without buying another striker. I will not like the arrival of another striker.”

Stressing that he is not carrying an injury and that his strong physique continues to help him cope with life in the Premier League, he continued:

“I always take the time to get a massage, I eat well and I sleep well. I’m lucky not to be injury prone and I’ve a body that tolerates accumulating matches.”

No doubt that will be music to Arsene’s ears. Although maybe we could do what we did in the summer and just chuck a cheeky bid in for Suarez again just to reinvigorate the Handsome French Bloke…worked a treat last time.