Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud believes that the Gunners do not need a striker to win the title as the Frenchman will deliver the goods needed to lift their first Premier League trophy in a decade.

The 27-year-old scored the winner for the Gunners against Newcastle on Sunday taking Arsenal back on top of the Premier League table with each team having played an equal number of games.

This was his first goal in over five appearances and the 11th in all competitions, something which has not been taken lightly by Arsenal fans. The former Montellier man has missed a few sitters over the last few games, especially two against Chelsea which could have won Arsenal the game.

Arsenal have been linked with moves for a lot of strikers over the months and had a bid rejected for Luis Suarez last summer, who has been in brilliant form this season.

However, with Lukas Podolski back in contention, Wenger will be hoping that his German contingent can work some wonders and let Giroud out off the hook, who is ostensibly tired, having started in almost all of Gunners's games this season.

"We have the players to play up front. Lukas is having a good come-back. Theo can play as a striker. We have the quality and the quantity. If the coach wants me to rest, he can do it without buying a new striker. I would rather not see a new striker come in. I always have to recover, to get massages, to eat well, to sleep well. This is how we live. I am lucky to not be injury-prone. I have a body that tolerates the accumulation of games," he said in an interview with Canal+.

"Not to score, for a forward, is a bit boring. There's a lack of luck... not being in the right place at the right time. Luck was on my side at the start of the season. Not any more. I know my quality, I know it's going to come back. As a striker, I'm the first defender of the team. It's always a pleasure to help the team win back the ball. This is modern football, it's all about pressing," he concluded.