Arsenal missed an opportunity to truly punish dropped points from Manchester United and Chelsea this weekend, failing to beat Southampton away from home in the English Premier League.
The 1-1 draw could have easily been a defeat after a dreadful start handed Saints the upper hand, with Charlie Austin netting within 3 minutes and having the chances to score more in the first half.
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster had little to do for most of the 90 minutes, but Arsenal were saved when substitute Olivier Giroud headed home in the final moments of the match.
The Frenchman hasn’t started a single Premier League match all season but has still managed to net four times, also scoring three in the UEFA Europa League.
Now fans are calling him on him to start matches, starting with this Wednesday’s match away to West Ham United.
Should the striker be starting more and can he forge a partnership with Alexander Lacazette?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Ashgooner (@GunnersGreat) December 10, 2017
Nobody better in the air than Giroud. Still think he's a better option in this Arsenal side than Lacazette
— PhallusCrown (@PhallusCrown) December 11, 2017
We need to start with both Giroud and lacazette. Ozil behind them. Ramsey and Wilshire behind ozil. Drop xhaka and bell. Sanchez can go left right out where he will probably dispossess himself #Arsenal
— i cannon (@gunnerclbrte4th) December 10, 2017
If we rotated Giroud and Lacazette like Lacazette plays v open twerking teams at Emirates while Giroud plays v defensive teams and most away games we'd be challenging for the title
— Olly (@GiroudesqueZ) December 10, 2017
Why can’t we play with two forwards up front? Giroud and Lacazette can be a a nice pair, like Giroud and Griezmann are for France
— The 4th Best Podcast (@4th_best) December 10, 2017
— Daniel O'Moore (@dan_omoore) December 10, 2017
changes if I'm manager.
Give Debuchy a chance. Play Chambers at CB. Drop Alexis. Play 2 strikers lacazette and Giroud.
— Muhammad Ahmed (@DohukyMd3) December 10, 2017
Not a coincidence when u put a decent cross in the box for Giroud he gets his head on it and he scores, play to his strengths and he will score, France play to his strengths and he has a good understanding with Griezmann, don't see why Laca and Giroud can't be a thing
— Kieran (@LacazetteFlair) December 10, 2017
I think we need to drop Sanchez now and play Giroud and Lacazette together …We need 100% gunners playing not players who we dont know are staying or going its distracting
— DJGoonerGlenn (@DJGoonerGlenn) December 10, 2017
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