The Gunners will stick with what they’ve got says Ornstein.
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Despite the realistic possibility that Olivier Giroud will be out of action until 2015 with a broken ankle, Arsenal will not be signing any new strikers this summer either permanently or on-loan, according to respected BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 27, 2014
Giroud was injured in the dying moments of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton in the Premier League and although an initial prognosis said the France international would be out for around three months, it now looks to be worse than first feared.
Many claimed that the Gunners were light in attack last season – even when the 27-year-old was fit – and although Alexis Sanchez has since been acquired from Barcelona for £35m, the Chilean is not an out-and-out striker.
In fact the only other player at the Emirates Stadium who operates in the same traditional No.9 role that Giroud fills is youngster Yaya Sanogo, who is still yet to score a competitive goal for the club after signing in 2013.
There have been several reports linking manager Arsene Wenger with moves for superstars like Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao of AS Monaco, but apparently this will not materialise.
In fact even the more modest speculation such as that concerning QPR forward Loic Remy and Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck will not come to fruition either and Wenger will simply stick with what he has in the final third.
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