Finally someone has admitted that Olivier Giroud is burning out! He is only human and with the amount of football he is being asked to play for Arsenal as a lone striker, he can only do so much. This further highlights the need to bring another striker to the Emirates this January and help take the load of Arsenal’s French striker.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is the one to highlight that Giroud is tired.
‘It’s true that he’s not scoring but he is setting them up, like he did against Dortmund,’ Koscielny told The Sun. ‘But he’s also playing game after game and hasn’t had a rest, so maybe he’s feeling a bit of fatigue.
‘He’s very important for us – strong and always answers the call on the pitch. If you look at the games, he weighs enormously on the opposition’s defence. All the balls he wins are in the air with his back to goal. He works very hard up front.’
Giroud has played 21 games in 89 days which is a huge workload considering Arsenal are playing with just one striker. It would be great if we could call upon Nicklas Bendtner to help Giroud but the Danish striker is simply not good enough.
Arsenal continue to be linked with the likes of Benzema, Llorente, Benteke and Ba for January moves and I would be happy if one of those four are able to sign for Arsenal this January.