No gambles at centre-forward

Yaya Sanogo started ahead of Olivier Giroud in the semi-final against Wigan. The youngster was also a surprise inclusion against Liverpool earlier in the competition. But despite Wenger’s history of ‘blooding’ youngsters in cup games, Arsenal’s senior choice in Olivier Giroud must start on Saturday afternoon. Giroud lacks the pace of Sanogo, but Sanogo is yet to score a goal since moving to England last year. Giroud has his detractors, but he brings a lot to this Arsenal team. No time for gambles with so much on the line.


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