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Why Arsenal fans shouldn't worry over striker troubles

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The ball is shifted to Mesut Ozil who continues Arsenal's blistering attack.He doesn't even have to look up to know that Olivier Giroud is surging goalwards - an inch-perfect through ball to him puts the goal on a plate for the Frenchman, who slots the ball home to book a place at Wembley.

That was the goal that made sure that Arsenal would be competing in an FA Cup semi-final for the first time in five years. It was Giroud's second of the match.

There was a noticeable desire and hunger about the Frenchman when he came off the bench. His performance at Stoke the week before had been lacklustre to say the least, but he certainly bounced back and proved his doubters wrong with a second brace in consecutive home fixtures.

His performance has led me to believe that signing a 'top' striker should not head the list of Arsenal's priorities.

Giroud is already fast approaching the 20 goal mark for this season, whilst his assist count has contributed to the team positively. He has proved that he is able to score goals when it matters and recover from a dip in form quickly.

People may still argue that Arsenal at least need a back up striker.

However, I feel that Yaya Sanogo can still step up to play an important role.  

It is easy to forget that, as well as only being 21 years of age, his first Arsenal starts have included matches against the likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

He coped well with these games, hassling his opponents and coming within a whisker of scoring. It seems as if a first goal will invigorate him and cause him to burst into life.

Not only that, but critics of Arsene Wenger will claim that he did not even attempt to sign a 'world class' forward in the January of the summer transfer windows.

However, Liverpool owner John Henry admitted last week that Arsenal had activated a release clause for highly rated Luis Suarez. Perhaps Arsene should have tested the water with a meatier offer, but it is unfair to exclaim that he didn't try at all.

Maybe it remains to be seen whether Arsenal's talent from within can fire them to glory; we will know for sure by the close of the season.

What is definite, though, is the fact that The Gunners' often ridiculed strike force has powered them to an FA Cup semi-final and a serious title challenge.

I do not think that any striker in the world could have improved Arsenal's current standings by much if not at all.

 

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