The news about Olivier Giroud’s ankle is not positive this evening, with various reports saying the striker has a broken foot and could be out for a prolonged period.
L’Equipe say the former Montpellier man may miss three months, and the news is being carried by all the UK dailies as well.
It would mean that Arsenal’s need for a striker increases greatly with just Yaya Sanogo to play that lone front-man role which is so important to the way the team plays.
While players like Alexis and Theo Walcott provide a different kind of option, we saw against Everton on Saturday that it doesn’t always work and having a player like Giroud can change the game.
Already names like Danny Welbeck and Loic Remy have been mentioned as possible targets, but it’s impossible to know who exactly Arsene Wenger will go for.
In the very short-term it leaves the Gunners without their best centre-forward for a massive Champions League game they have to win.
Now it’s down to the manager and the board to find the right man to bring in and all we can do is with Giroud a speedy recovery.