Olivier Giroud has been the topic of public debate for little under a week now after it was suggested that Arsenal would fail to win the Premier League title with the French international as the lone striker.
Arsenal invincible Thierry Henry suggested that Arsenal need another forward after Chelsea clinched the title on Sunday against Crystal Palace, continuing Arsenal’s ten-year wait for another championship.
“I’m afraid, they need a top, top quality striker to win this league again,” Henry said.
However, Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas has argued that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger doesn’t “particularly want or need a new striker”, going on to suggest that Arsenal “can win the league with Olivier Giroud”.Embed from Getty Images
The last time Arsenal won the coveted title was in the 2003-04 season when they unprecedentedly went unbeaten. During that season Thierry Henry scored an unbelievable 30 league goals.
Currently Giroud has an impressive 14 league goals in just 23 games, although his season has been hindered by injury.
|Thierry Henry||Appearances||Goals||Goals Per Game|
|Olivier Giroud||Appearances||Goals||Goals Per Game|
As you can see from the table above, Giroud falls short once again of the proficiency required to propel his club to the title and maybe with more consistent output, Arsenal can regain the Premier League.
Do you think Arsenal can win the Premier League with Olivier Giroud as their main striker?