Arsenal Wenger praised Giroud’s confidence improving performance in his side’s 3-2 win over Brighton but hinted that Arsenal could look for another striker for reinforcement.
“It’s good for his [Giroud’s] confidence [that he scored twice]. He’s scored four goals this week and he had a few more chances today. He gets there. He has a presence in the box, he’s dangerous and his physical presence was very important today.”
When asked if he needed a new striker, Wenger told arsenal.com:
“Quality-wise no, number-wise, we could be a bit short maybe. Gervinho is not here at the moment. We have Walcott, who can play through the middle and then of course Giroud”
“You do not find them in the street, the strikers that can play for us and strengthen our team. It’s difficult in January.”
Arsenal are also believed to want to strengthen in midfield although Wenger did not seem convinced.
"I cannot promise we will sign anybody today, tomorrow, Tuesday or on Wednesday because at the moment we are not close to anything," Wenger said. "It is not about optimism. How realistic I am is most important."