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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    That telegraph article sites no sources...there has been no mention of a broken ankle by Wenger or anyone to do with the club.

    I doubt we'd buy a striker if Giroud was out for 12 months tbh.
    Idk what they're like for Arsenal news but the Telegraph always break Man United news before it's announced by the club, especially when it comes to injuries. There are few sources I trust more.

    Do you think Campbell or Sanogo can step up? Or even playing someone like Podolski or Sanchez up top?
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    If no striker is signed, I don't want any bs from Wenger saying none were available given Mandzukic and then Balotelli could have been bought.

    We should go all out for Falcao, but the chances of that happening are really slim.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    He's out for 3 months according to the Telegraph. I don't see you signing a replacement, simply because there is nobody available. Mandzukic, Costa & Balotelli have all moved, Remy wouldn't pass a medical, Falcao is Real Madrid bound, Cavani won't be sold now Zlatan is injured and they've missed out on Di Maria. Who does that even leave?

    Funnily enough Welbeck or Hernandez would be perfect for Arsenal. Both of them are seemingly available for transfer, there's no chance we'd sell either of them to you after the Vermaelen saga though.
    Names/players always pop out of no where during the last run of the window so I'm more worried about whether Wenger would actually move for a striker in the first place, opposed to finding one

    My biggest regret of this window is not signing Mandzukic. Ideally he'd be perfect for us and was such a bargain
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Idk what they're like for Arsenal news but the Telegraph always break Man United news before it's announced by the club, especially when it comes to injuries. There are few sources I trust more.

    Do you think Campbell or Sanogo can step up? Or even playing someone like Podolski or Sanchez up top?
    Telegraph can be hit and miss, generally accurate though. I'm seeing lots of twitter noise about the 3 months so maybe you are right.

    Not convinced by any of the makeshift strikers we've attempted recently or in the past (walcott). I might go with this line up for the time being:

    Campbell/Poldi/Ox - Sanchez - Walcott/Ox
    Ozil
    Flamini - Ramsey

    Ox for Walcott until he's fit.

    We're looking pretty threadbare already and we're three games into the season ffs...
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    kind of happy with striker injuries if it means wenger buys someone new

    But I fear what it will actually do is pursuade him to not sell podolski instead..

    Hmm..

    Trying to stay calm, but not long of the window left.

    Just hoping all that we are waiting for is CL qualification, then signings will slot into place
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    Someone on Goonersworld:

    "Sanogo up front for three months. Incredible banter from Arsene."

    That guy clearly forgot he's injured...

    guys...



    ...where's Bendtner?
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    Sanogo could possibly do the job tbh. I think last game showed Giroud's main importance was that he provides the focal point. He holds the ball up, and brings others into play with his little flicks and what not. If you've got Sanogo with Sanchez Ozil Walcott (back soon right?) behind, plus Ramsay's goalscoring. If he can bring them into the game you've got plenty of goals to come from behind him.

    Is pretty crazy you have this problem in a summer where Balo, Lukaku, Mandzukic have all been available. That considered and the fact Wenger has bought Sanchez for that kind of money and played him there, perhaps he'll simply persist with the plan.
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    (Original post by junaid95)
    If no striker is signed, I don't want any bs from Wenger saying none were available given Mandzukic and then Balotelli could have been bought.

    We should go all out for Falcao, but the chances of that happening are really slim.
    okay mate go on:

    list me the available strikers out there on the market, who are an improvement to giroud, affordable and can play that lone striker role.

    plz none of this remy or mandzukic nonsense.

    i'm genuinely interested who you have in mind.

    thanks.
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    Real shame about Giroud. 30 goals is a bit for a stretch now I think
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    Chuba up front on Wednesday?
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    (Original post by Basiji)
    okay mate go on:

    list me the available strikers out there on the market, who are an improvement to giroud, affordable and can play that lone striker role.

    plz none of this remy or mandzukic nonsense.

    i'm genuinely interested who you have in mind.

    thanks.
    Except Mandzukic satisfied all of your criteria, absolute tragedy we didn't get him.
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    (Original post by Basiji)
    okay mate go on:

    list me the available strikers out there on the market, who are an improvement to giroud, affordable and can play that lone striker role.

    plz none of this remy or mandzukic nonsense.

    i'm genuinely interested who you have in mind.

    thanks.

    In fairness Mandzukic would have been an upgrade
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    (Original post by Basiji)
    okay mate go on:

    list me the available strikers out there on the market, who are an improvement to giroud, affordable and can play that lone striker role.

    plz none of this remy or mandzukic nonsense.

    i'm genuinely interested who you have in mind.

    thanks.
    "Mandzukic nonsense"

    He would've been an upgrade, and he was available. Wenger dun goofed
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    Except Mandzukic satisfied all of your criteria, absolute tragedy we didn't get him.
    mandzukic is a marginal, very marginal upgrade to giroud.
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    (Original post by Basiji)
    okay mate go on:

    list me the available strikers out there on the market, who are an improvement to giroud, affordable and can play that lone striker role.

    plz none of this remy or mandzukic nonsense.

    i'm genuinely interested who you have in mind.

    thanks.
    Mandzukic, Diego Costa, Balotelli and Immobile were all available in this window. All better than Giroud.
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    Think we're likely to play 4-3-3 on Wednesday
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    ...where's Bendtner?

    (Original post by junaid95)
    Chuba up front on Wednesday?
    It's come to this now. What a sad situation.
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    (Original post by sevchenko)
    Real shame about Giroud. 30 goals is a bit for a stretch now I think
    "now"
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    (Original post by Basiji)
    mandzukic is a marginal, very marginal upgrade to giroud.
    He really isn't marginal at all, he's a significant upgrade.
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    (Original post by Pete_91)
    He really isn't marginal at all, he's a significant upgrade.
    in what way?
 
 
 
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