Olivier Giroud's absence will not affect Arsenal's style of play on Sunday, according to Arsène Wenger.

The manager will be without his compatriot for the next three games after Giroud's appeal against the red card he received at Fulham was rejected.

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Wenger has plenty of options for the centre forward role with Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Gervinho in the frame - but he admits that Giroud's aerial ability will be missed.

"We'll be less strong in the air but we'll try to play with the characteristics and the personality of the player who will replace him," said Wenger.

"It’s something I have to weigh up, who will play through the middle. It's not decided yet but in the next 48 hours it will be decided.

"We'll keep exactly the same structure in our team and the same football. The personnel will be a bit different."

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Chris Harris 26 Apr 2013