Giroud’s injury is worse than first feared.
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There is bad news for Arsenal as Olivier Giroud’s injury is worse than first feared and the striker will be out of action until 2015, according to the Mirror.
Giroud sustained the problem in the latter stages of the 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton on Saturday and the initial prognosis was that the France international faced three months on the sidelines.
Yet a subsequent scan has revealed that things are in fact worse and after seeing a specialist it has been confirmed that the 27-year-old has fractured his ankle.
This long layoff has led manager Arsene Wenger to reconsider his options in attack, with youngster Yaya Sanogo the only alternative as an out-and-out striker.
Although Joel Campbell, Lukas Podolski, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott can all play as a No.9, it is not a natural fit for any of them.
That is why Wenger is weighing up whether to dip into the transfer market once again for support in the final third.
So far three names have been strongly linked with the Gunners in the shape of Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, QPR’s Loic Remy and Danny Welbeck of Manchester United.
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