Arsenal legend, Perry Groves, has echoed the beliefs of many that Arsenal need to invest in a world class striker.

Although there’s no question that Olivier Giroud has talent and has been incredibly useful to us since joining in 2012, many doubt that he’s clinical enough to be our main striker.

Groves, who scored 28 goals during his six years at Arsenal, said, “I’m a big fan of Olivier Giroud but if he gets injured then I think we could be quite short.”

Groves also believes that we need to strengthen in another position, saying, “The other position we need strengthening is central midfield. There’s not many Vieira’s around in any generation let alone today but I just think we need someone with a bit more physical presence.”

By central midfield, I’m sure Groves is talking about the controversial defensive midfield position, which we only have Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini to fill, with the latter likely to leave this summer. It’s an area where we’ve consistently needed to strengthen for several seasons but have instead just pushed others back to fill the gap.

Although many are convinced that Coquelin is the man for the job, he’s still young and a tad naive at times, and if either him or Arteta pick up an injury, it puts huge pressure on the other. However, it’s looking unlikely that we’ll sign anyone new in that position this window.