Arsenal players typically don't say a lot of things that are all that interesting. But occasionally they do, and when it happens, they're usually pretty awesome. Case in point: Olivier Giroud, never a man to shy away from attention in the best of situations or even the worst. Evidently Alan Shearer said that he thinks Arsenal needs three signings to be able to win the league, and Giroud responded. His response was gold – and also a bit revealing.
Tell me where we need new players? Just tell me where? I will explain the opposite judgment. We have very good players as well on the bench, young players waiting to come in. They are very talented.
I am not worried about it. I know that maybe we sign a player, an Egyptian one...No, not yet. It is close.
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.
So! Here's what we've learned.
- Olivier Giroud basically has Mohamed Elneny pencilled into the Arsenal team
- Welbeck is actually kind of almost a little close to coming back, or at least that's the talk in the dressing room
- Giroud is really protective of his teammates
It's fun to know that the guys in the locker room get just as tired of this inanity from the pundits as I do. And while I definitely think Arsenal need to add this month to be able to mount a real challenge, three players seems like too much to reasonably expect. A holding midfielder? Yeah, Elneny will fill that hole, and between him and Calum Chambers and the eventually-to-return Francis Coquelin we should be good. If Danny Welbeck lives, I'm unconvinced another forward is needed. And a centerback? Seriously? We have four, how many damn centerbacks do we need?
Giroud's right, buying just to buy is dumb. Shut up, Alan.