Arsene Wenger says he’s yet to decide between Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud with regard to who will start up front against Chelsea tomorrow.
Walcott has two goals in his last two games, including the consolation in midweek, while Giroud has two so far in the Premier League this season. However, the French international appears to be in the doldrums, evidenced by his daft sending off against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.
Having rested Walcott for that game, it seems he’s the man in the pole position, but at his press conference today the Arsenal manager says he hasn’t yet made up his mind.
“At the moment I must say that is a decision I still have to make tomorrow morning,” he said. “I try to use the best solution that gives us the most efficiency offensively.
“Every game is different and that is why I don’t deny at all the quality of Walcott. I am very happy that he scored so many goals in so many starts.
“He shows as well that when he comes on, he can score as well, which he did in Zagreb.”
Typically the press tried to stoke the fires between Wenger and Mourinho, but the Frenchman gave short shrift to those efforts.
“All I worry about is our performance tomorrow. All the rest honestly does not concern me much.
“People come to watch football and all the rest is a little bit secondary. What is important is the quality of what we will see tomorrow morning at 12.45 and you want people to focus on that.”
Asked if there would be a handshake, he said, “I don’t want to talk about that. I have nothing more to say about this situation.”