There has been something of a mini war of words between the two Frenchman, with Henry being openly critical of Giroud – and our current striker is still confused by the legend’s words (via ESPN)
“Olivier Giroud alone there as a natural-born striker, it is difficult, because they say when he does not score, it is very difficult,” Henry said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Hopefully Theo Walcott could be the answer. You have a guy who you did not think was going to play as a striker, although he has been the talk of the town for a little while, him playing as a striker.”
The criticism of Giroud is somewhat harsh, as he has done a superb job for us, and has steadily improved since his arrival. We could of course still do with a world class forward, but he is still capable of leading the line.
Walcott proved that he has what it takes to play as a lone striker in the last few games of the season, and will be looking to cement his place their in 2015/16.
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Do you agree with Henry’s comments? Will Walcott be the one to lead the line next season?