Ex-Gunner Thierry Henry revealed Arsenal doesn’t need to spend much in signing a striker this summer.
Arsenal have been linked with an array for star strikers this summer the likes of Jamie Vardy, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain and Alexandre Lacazette and have missed out in signing most of them expect Alexandre Lacazette.
Henry suggested Wenger should deploy Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud upfront as they have shown massive improvement for their country when called upon to play the role.
“People are calling for a striker, but I wonder if it would be a good situation if Sanchez could play behind Giroud,” he told Sky Sports.
“We saw at Euro 2016 what Giroud can do when someone is close to him. I don’t mean a number 10, I mean a number nine; someone who can run in behind.
“Giroud is very good in the air, but if he plays with Mesut Ozil he stays underneath him. You saw with France what Giroud can do when he has a guy like Antoine Griezmann who can run behind and beyond him.
“Giroud can flick, he can hold and he is clever, but I would like to see a strike-force so he can share the tally of goals in a season with another guy.
“You saw with Chile what Sanchez can do when he plays up front in a free role away from the wings, where it is not easy to score goals because you have to stay there and track back. That could be the guy we are looking for.
“People will ask me, ‘where do you put Ozil?’ He could be on the wing and he is clever enough to play wherever. The wingers at Arsenal tuck in early and he might need to run a bit more in that situation.
“I just think when you have a guy like Sanchez and you saw how great Giroud was with a player running beyond him, then it could be a great partnership.”
In my own opinion i still believe we need a striker if really we want to push for a major title this season; no team wins titles without spending and buying quality players to fill in for injured ones.
I hope this summer transfer window doesn’t end with Wenger not signing players with quality to bolster the squad.Loading...