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Should Arsenal play Giroud or Podolski upfront?

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Many Arsenal fans and pundits alike are asking the question: is Olivier Giroud a reliable striker who can still provide the goals for the Gunners, or should Wenger finally turn to Lukas Podolski?

As revealed on Twitter, Giroud has not committed adultery, or indeed admitted to it; "Ultimate precision with respect to my apologies...Yes I made a mistake but not I have not committed adultery! Things are clear..."

This a good thing for Arsene Wenger and the club.

Furthermore, Giroud had a great start to the season, being a real poacher in front of goal, but is that enough for Arsenal? Giroud's scoring record as of late isn't brilliant; his last goal coming against Coventry in the FA Cup. He's faded, some would say.

It can be argued that yes, Giroud isn't always on form, which is normal. Some argue that he isn't good enough at all, as we saw when he missed a number of great chances against a weak Manchester United side who nearly stole the points if it wasn't for a great save from Wojciech Szczesny.

Many say, he's not good enough. Others say he needs a rest; however, many say that the happy German, Podolski, should be Arsenal's flag bearer up front, with his sledgehammer of a left foot.

Wenger hailed Podolski as an "unbelievable finisher" after the absolute massacre of Coventry City in the FA Cup, before Arsenal hit back and ground out an amazing result against Liverpool, in which Podolski got his name on the score-sheet.

However, Wenger also said: "He is a natural finisher. His performances have been more convincing on the flanks than through the middle as well." That, though, means Podolski doesn't get as near as enough game time with Cazorla also having amazing performances too.

Giroud does some things better than Podolski. Giroud can hold up play, and provide amazing touches and runs through to the likes of Ozil, Cazorla, Rosicky, Wilshere and also Podolski.

Realistically, Giroud and Podolski are Wenger's options upfront when it comes to games against the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Chelsea and the like.

What do you think? I for one feel Arsene should play Podolski and Giroud more regularly together.

However, I'd like to see Podolski grow into that centre-forward role.

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