Olivier Giroud has said that Arsenal will not need to go crazy in the January transfer window in order to see themselves lifting the title.
With some critics suggesting that Arsenal need up to three signings in the coming weeks in order to win the Premier League for the first time in over a decade, Gunners forward Olivier Giroud has dismissed those claims as utter nonsense.
Although Arsene Wenger’s side just opened up a two point lead at the top of the table with a scrappy one nil win against Newcastle at the weekend, some pundits have suggested they still need a proven striker, a holding midfielder and a centre-back to get the job done
Speaking to the Daily Express however, Olivier Giroud clarified his thoughts on the matter, stating that the impending signing of Mohamed Elneny along with the return of the often forgotten Danny Welbeck, should be more than enough to see Arsenal lifting the Premier League.
“I am not worried about it. I know that maybe we sign a player, an Egyptian one…”
“Danny Welbeck will come back in one month and a half. Theo Walcott can play up front, Joel Campbell is doing well with his national team up front. If I am less good or get injured, we still have a solution.”
“To be champions in a season – and I know that because I was a champion with Montpellier – you need talent, of course, but you need a bit of luck sometimes as you cannot always play a fantastic game.
“That experience will fully help me and if I can give advice to the young players, I will. The older players need to bring confidence to the youngest and lead them.
“That is what I try to do sometimes. I always encourage them and show them, maybe, in a nice way, the best solution. Sometimes they listen, sometimes they don’t care!”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already suggested that it will be a busy transfer window for the Gunners and, aside from the signing of Mohamed Elneny, which should be confirmed this week, the London side have also been linked with moves for Napoli and Borussia Dortmund stars over the past few days.
However, for Giroud, it certainly seems like such claims are nothing more than garbage and, once the Elneny deal is announced and one or two players return to full fitness, Arsenal will be on their way to their first title in 12 years.