Arsenal has been hit by a crippling injury list which includes the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta and Yaya Sanogo.
The 26 year old says that he is concerned as to whether Arsenal can maintain their impressive start to the season in the Premier League with such a thin squad.
According to Mirror, he said:
We’re a really united squad and everyone works for the team. That’s good, we have a quality squad but I’m a bit scared about the numbers we have in the squad.
We will face problems because of the numbers in our squad. But we’ll do everything we can to rival the big clubs.
Of course we would like to win a trophy but everyone knows there is a lot of competition in England and in Europe. England is possibly the most closely contested league in Europe.
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Last season we weren’t far off from qualifying against the best team in Europe. We made a bad start and had to catch up. This season we wanted to make a good start and not have these problems from the outset.
But saying that we want to win the Champions League is a bit presumptuous when you see that Bayern had to play in three finals before winning one.
Giroud believes his improved form in the early weeks of the current campaign can be put down to feeling more settled in north London, and getting more minutes under his belt in the summer build-up. He added:
I’m really happy with our start to the season and mine in particular.
I had a full preseason with my club, which wasn’t the case last season – when I had more pressure as well. So I’m in form and I haven’t missed any training sessions. So touch wood that it continues.
I eased into the season with some goals in pre-season and it has carried on. It goes hand in hand with the team’s form at the moment.
A lot of people are talking about finishing top scorer. Of course I would like to score more than last season, more than 17 goals in all competitions. Normally my second seasons and better and more prolific in terms of goals. I’m loving it in his team and feeling good. So why not?
I’m feeling better and better with regards to last season but I still think I have room for improvement and can do better.
Arsenal injury problems are a cause of serious concern for Wenger as the new season begins to get into full swing. The Gunners are currently missing eight first team players due to various injuries and with 4 games in the next 12 days it will be a huge test for the players fitness.
The current squad has enough quality to compete at the highest level but what we lack is the quantity. Arsenal sold or released many of the fringe players in the summer but failed to fill up those spots which has left us a little thin in terms of squad. Wenger had plenty of time to bring in some players but decided otherwise and it has to be seen whether it was the right decision.
With injuries adding to the misery it now looks we will in trouble if any more players get injured. But the positive thing is that the youngsters will get plenty of chances to prove themselves but is it a risk worth taking when you are aiming to compete for titles, I don’t think so. Hopefully there won’t be any more injuries and i think we may just have enough to survive until January and if we do some good business in the lines of Ozil then we will have a great chance to end the drought.
What do you say Gooners?