Posted on Sunday, 14th October 2012 by Tony Merakli
The 26-year-old French striker, who joined The Gunners from Montpellier for around £13 million in the summer, netted his first goal for his new club against Coventry City in the Capital One Cup and finally got off the mark in the Premier League, scoring his first goal in seven matches last weekend against West Ham.
And despite the media labelling Giroud a flop, Parlour reckons all the Frenchman needed was time to settle:
‘It does take time to settle at a new club and maybe into a new way of life for his family. Some players settle straight away and others take a little bit more time but I think he has done ok.’
Parlour then went on to say that Giroud’s goal against West Ham could be defining moment in his Arsenal career:
‘He had a brilliant game against West Ham. I think Giroud is the main man [at Arsenal]. The goal against West Ham will help him to push on now.’
‘I think he will be a really good signing.’
All he needed was time to settle, that’s it. I still think he is getting used to our style of play and the Premier League, but he’s getting there, and his goal against The Irons at Upton Park last weekend will certainly spur him on to better things.
Will he be Arsenal’s ‘main man’ upfront as Parlour suggests? I think he is certainly capable of it, and I hope Arsene Wenger believes so too.
I wouldn’t mind the club going out and signing another potent striker to enhance our chances of acquiring some silverware, but I don’t think we will falter if they decide against it, as we have a number of front-men proficient enough to reach our goals.
Will Giroud become our ‘main man’?
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