Arsenal transfers: Ray Parlour ‘worried’ about Gunners forward line

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour admits he is worried about the Gunners lack of options in attack

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Olivier Giroud scored 17 goals last season Photo: Olivier Giroud/Instagram

Ray Parlour has expressed his concerns about Arsenal’s lack of attacking options.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer in July before spending a club-record £42.5m on Germany international Mesut Ozil.

However, the Gunners boss permitted Gervinho to join Roma, while Lukas Podolski is expected to be sidelined until January with a hamstring injury.

And former Arsenal midfielder Parlour is concerned Wenger could be in trouble if Olivier Giroud were to pick up a knock in the coming months.

“I’m worried about the forward line,” Parlour told the Daily Star. “Giroud was excellent against Spurs.

“But if he does get a niggle or gets injured, then the next player that can play there is Theo Walcott because Lukas Podolski is out injured.

“It’s the only position I am worried about. If Giroud does get hurt, they are going to be light.

“They got Ozil in – great. But could they have signed a striker as well?”

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