Arsene Wenger's striking dilemma ahead of Leicester showdown
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 13/02/16 2:00pm
Arsene Wenger admits he has a selection dilemma in attack ahead of Super Sunday's crunch clash with Leicester.
Arsenal boss Wenger is unsure whether to start with the height and power of Olivier Giroud, who has not scored in five games, or the pace of Theo Walcott against the Premier League leaders.
Arsenal's free-flowing, attacking football has been somewhat absent as of late and Wenger had seen his side go almost five and a half hours without a league goal before their 88-second double salvo in the 2-0 win at Bournemouth a week ago.
Giroud is Arsenal's top scorer with 12, despite his recent drought, and Wenger says he is not worried about the Frenchman's form.
"Not so much," he said. "Because on Sunday he gave the ball to Mesut Ozil on the first goal. An assist or goal is, for me, exactly the same for a striker."
Giroud may have temporarily lost his scoring touch and with Alexis Sanchez - who struck a hat-trick in the big win at Leicester - still striving for match sharpness after an injury lay-off over Christmas and New Year, the burden of goals could instead fall on Theo Walcott.
But the England forward has just three league goals this season and has found himself on the bench for the last two Premier League games.
"Recently Theo has gone through a bit of a difficult patch," Wenger said.
"He's coming back just now and I haven't decided yet. They play very deep so they don't give you a lot of space behind.
"So for us it's always difficult. Do we use one tall guy to force that on the crosses or do we go for a bit more pace?"