Olivier Giroud has revealed that he sympathises with fans who feel Arsenal need more attacking talent up front. The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for a striker this summer but are yet to deliver in the transfer window, which closes at 6pm BST on 1 September.
The Gunners have heavily invested in the market over the past two seasons, bringing in the likes of Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil who have helped break a nine-year trophy drought by winning two back-to-back FA Cups. The dual win has made Arsenal the most successful club in the tournament with 12 wins, but fans want the Gunners to aim for the title this time around.
However, their season has not gone down the way it was supposed to after a solid pre-season. The Gunners lost their first game against West Ham and followed that up with a draw against Liverpool at home. The real problem lies in their attacking department, with the north London club scoring only three goals so far, with two coming in the form of an own goal.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Karim Benzema but the striker has rebuffed any talk of a move from Real Madrid. Giroud believes that Benzema's arrival would have been a good addition to the squad but insists the manager is right in reposing his faith in players who will add quality to the squad.
"It is true that every year here there is speculation about a new striker signing," Giroud told Bein Sports, as quoted by the Mirror. "There were seasons when we signed [Alexis] Sanchez and [Danny] Welbeck, others when we were talking about [Luis] Suarez.
"It is obvious that in a club, a team, where a lot is expected, we need several good attackers and I understand that the fans want that we spend more money. It is not up to me to answer this question, the coach knows very well what he is doing, and sometimes you should not buy just to buy, and sometimes there are not players out there that you need, who are available.
"We have a very good squad, with quality, and I am sure that with this squad we can go very far. Aside from that, it would have been good if Karim had signed too, eh?"