Arsène Wenger believes his forwards have proved a point by starting the season well.

The media have linked Arsenal with a number of strikers this summer and Wenger has recruited French youth international Yaya Sanogo.

But Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have scored five goals between them in the opening three games of the season and Wenger is pleased with their contribution.

"By scoring the goals and being efficient offensively they are proving a point," he said. "I am sure of their quality.

"People are not only worried about that but also the numbers to fulfil a whole season. Podolski can play up front. We have Giroud, Sanogo, Walcott. They are scoring so I hope it will last."

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