Ian Wright explained to the Sun Goals Podcast why Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain simply don’t fit into Arsenal’s current attacking system.
Despite having our reservations at first, Alexis Sanchez as a striker is beginning to work. I would argue that he’s still not playing as an ‘out-and-out’ lone target man since a lot of his effectiveness depends on the movement of our forwards but still, our attack is starting to take shape.
Giroud, on the other hand, is a completely different type of striker and I do think he has a big part to play in our squad once he’s fit.
However, Wrighty believes that, due to the big guy’s habit of slowing down play, this could mean he doesn’t feature as much as he did last season.
“I am worried for Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,” the legend said to Sun’s Goals podcast.
“I can’t see how you’re going to take Alexis Sanchez out of the role because he seems to have found that he likes it.
“Giroud would slow it up and no one can play in front of Iwobi.”
I do think that we could be seeing the last of the Ox this season. The emergence of Alex Iwobi, as well as Theo Walcott’s rapid return to his best, means that there aren’t a great deal of chances for him to get playing time.
So far this season the 23-year-old has only started once in the EFL against Nottingham Forest when he scored one goal and assisted once as well. We won 4-0.