Arsenal may have to ditch Olivier Giroud to achieve greater success

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2014/15 was arguably Olivier Giroud's finest campaign in an Arsenal shirt.

The French target man was in fantastic form during the first few months of 2015 and even picked up the player of the month award in March.

However questions still surround Giroud as to whether he can be the striker that could fire Arsenal to true success.


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Towards the end of the season Giroud's form was once again called into question as his poor hold up play and lack of mobility seemed to stagnate Arsenal's play. Arsenal seem to thrive more offensively when they operate with a mobile forward line. Theo Walcott was a prime example in the FA Cup final as Arsenal produced their finest attacking performance in years.

The speed of play and the interchanging between forwards can only be achieved with a mobile focal point in the attack. Unfortunately Giroud cannot operate in this manner.

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His delicate flicks and combination play with midfielders is often impressive but one must feel that Arsenal would achieve more success without Giroud's style of play.

Arsenal's primary attacking weapon is speed, Alexis Sanchez was testimony to this fact as his pace terrified defenders and lead to him producing one of the finest debut seasons in recent memory.


Eduardo Vargas is currently a player being linked with a move to the Emirates according to Metro.

Vargas is a player who would fit the bill for this more flexible offensive style that Arsenal operate better with. He may not be a world superstar but he is a player capable of scoring goals with the right service, his record for the Chilean national team is mighty impressive (22 goals in 46 appearances).

He may not be the answer but Vargas is the type of player Arsene Wenger should be pursuing this summer.

Theo Walcott could be the answer if he is finally to fulfil his true potential but it does seem brutally realistic that Olivier Giroud is not.

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