Another transfer window and another star possibly leaving, something we have become all too familiar with over the years – big stars departing, with no proper ready-made replacements brought in.
But this time I’d say we were better prepared for it. The signing of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer look good enough acquisitions and replacements for want-away striker Robin Van Persie.
A few Gunners out there may say the two new boys aren’t good enough to replace the Dutchman. None more so than celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan, who recently tweeted, and I quote:
‘Podolski & Giroud are NOT adequate replacements for @Persie_official – this is another catastrophe. We’re officially a selling club #Arsenal.’
Well I for one disagree with Piers, 100%.
Podolski is a more than capable replacement for Van Persie. Some of you may say that he choked in his time with Bayern Munich and maybe he did, but he is a much better player than he was then and has more experience under his belt. He is a good striker and needs to be given a chance, not written off straightaway.
As for Giroud, we will have to wait and see what he can offer. He’s come from winning the title with Montpellier in Ligue 1, an outcome no one could have predicted at the start of last season. What’s good is that he knows a thing or two about winning against the all the odds. Plus, he’s the kind of striker that can turn a game on its head and, more importantly, the Frenchman is a goal poacher.
I strongly believe Piers will be eating a large slice of humble pie come the end of this present season.
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