Tuesday, 26th August, 2014

Arsenal are hoping for some good news from the second scan of Olivier Giroud’s injured ankle.

The Frenchman suffered an ankle injury during Arsenal’s 2-2 Premier League draw against Everton on Saturday.

The Gunners fear that the French international might be sidelined for at least three months, which would deplete their attacking options.

The 27-year-old scored the equaliser in the 90th minute against the Toffees to secure a point for Arsenal but suffered the injury in the dying second of the match.

Giroud’s injury will leave Arsene Wenger with only Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski as his attacking options.  


Podolski has been linked with leaving the club and Sanogo is also certain to miss their Champions League playoff tie against Besiktas on Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

Campbell’s lack of experience in the Premier League leaves Wenger with only Sanchez, who arrived at the club this summer from Barcelona, as a viable attacking option.

The Chilean has been primarily used to provide width to the Gunners attack, but he played through the middle against Everton on Saturday.

With Giroud’s injury and a dearth of strikers in the Arsenal squad, Wenger might be forced to dip into the market in the final week of the transfer window.

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