Saturday, July 7, 2012
Why Arsenal don't need Robin Van Persie or Yann M Villa.
Robin Van Persie has confirmed his desire to depart Arsenal and although disappointing,this move was anticipated and Wenger has enlisted replacements to fill the void left by the Dutchman. This could be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal, as now Arsenal can freely deploy Olivier Giroud in his preferred centre forward role. Although lacking the creativity of Van Persie, Giroud offers Arsenal with an added aerial threat and his aggressive physical playing style is ideal for the Premier League. In comparison to Van Persie, Giroud is a more accomplished finisher and complements Arsenal's playing style. Towards the latter stages of last season, Van Persie's scoring rate dropped drastically and he struggled to cope with the intimidatory style of play used by opposition clubs. Being a more classical forward, Giroud should thrive in such circumstances and will no doubt emerge a resounding success.