Thierry Henry has a solution to Arsenal’s search for a striker
Thierry Henry comes up with a creative solution to Arsenal's search for a new striker
Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal’s striker conundrum could be solved by playing Alexis Sanchez behind Olivier Giroud for Arsenal.
The Gunners have been linked with a host of attacking players this summer and have tabled failed bids to sign both Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette in recent months as Arsene Wenger looks to add to his squad.
It remains to be seen whether the north London side will bring in any new attacking talent before the close of the transfer window at the end of the month.
However, Henry feels that Sanchez and Giroud could to the business up front for the Gunners if Wenger opts not to bring in a new striker this summer.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Henry said: “People are calling for a striker, but I wonder if it would be a good situation if Sanchez could play behind Giroud.
“We saw at Euro 2016 what Giroud can do when someone is close to him. I don’t mean a number 10, I mean a number nine; someone who can run in behind.
“Giroud is very good in the air, but if he plays with Mesut Ozil he stays underneath him. You saw with France what Giroud can do when he has a guy like Antoine Griezmann who can run behind and beyond him.”
Arsenal fans have been crying out for a big-name signing this summer but Wenger has thus far only recruited midfielder Granit Xhaka, striker Takuma Asano and defender Rob Holding.
The north London side finished second in the Premier League table last season.