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Wenger Calm Over Giroud’s Absence

Wenger Calm Over Giroud’s Absence

Arsenal’s trip to face Leicester City today will provide another test of Arsene Wenger’s belief his squad is strong enough to cope without Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman suffered a broken leg in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Everton and is expected to be out until January, depriving Wenger of his main striker.

With the transfer deadline approaching on Monday, Wenger has refused to rule out making a late effort to bring in a new face, but the Gunners boss maintains he already has enough forward options to cover for the absent France forward.

Alexis Sanchez scored the winner while operating in the main striker role in the midweek victory over Besiktas in the Champions League play-off round and is again expected to lead the attack at the King Power stadium this weekend.

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But Wenger insists the Chile international is just one of a number of players who can fill the role.

“The squad we have, we have enough to be successful. Why not? (Yaya) Sanogo, Sanchez, (Theo) Walcott, (Lukas) Podolski, Giroud. (Joel) Campbell. Of course we can be successful,” Wenger said.

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  • val Duruanyaoha 7 years ago

    Arsene Wenger should endavour to reinforce the attack with one two more strikers for us to make another appreciable challenge for trophies this season. Up Gunners.