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Arsene Wenger Warns: Time running out for Giroud – Harsh Words

Oliver Giroud is no more a first choice striker for Arsenal coach Ansen Wenger

The Daily Star reported that Arsenal gaffer Arsen Wenger is no more considering French striker Oliver Giroud as his the most preferred striker. The veteran coach is focused on 26 year old English striker Theo Walcott as Giroud was dropped to the bench for last Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Arsenal were handed a two-goal defeat by Jose Mourinho’s team.

Earlier, it was expected that Giroud will make the playing XI ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup match against Spurs. But, Wanger said the 28-year-old has to work hard to regain his place in the starting XI in the Premier League squad.

However, Wenger praised Giroud, saying he was still an important player of the squad for his all round play, although he was struggling for goals at present. Wenger said he has ‘positive attitude’,  giving the faint impression that Wenger was digging around desperately for nice things to say about the striker while admitting that he’s been disappointing this season.

“With Olivier Giroud, it is a competition with Walcott. When one plays people always ask, ‘Why did you not play the other one?’ When you have two top-level strikers, some games Giroud plays and some games Walcott plays. Nobody anymore can play 60 games per season. What we want to do is make the right decision for the right game.

“Giroud is a guy who has a positive attitude, who is ready to have a go. He is a very strong man and, with his back to the wall, Giroud can always respond. I think he has assets in the game.

“Giroud’s all-round game is vital because it is one of his assets. He can protect the ball, he can hold the ball, he can bring other plays in. That’s one of the big parts of his game and that is why he creates so many chances and that is why the other players love him and love to play with him.”

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