Wenger - I have a tough choice up front

By Lloyd Webb 

Arsene Wenger says the form of his strikers has given him a "difficult decision” in choosing who to start up front.

Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud have both impressed in recent weeks, and have scored nine goals between them since the start of the season.

Arsenal host Everton on Saturday in the Premier League and Wenger believes that competition for starting places will benefit both players.



“You have to accept that no club in the world can play the whole season with only one striker,” he said. “If I would do it then you would first accuse me of being irresponsible.

“Once you have two players you have to be happy and make the right decision. It’s always hard. It’s not only hard for Giroud and Walcott, but for every single player who you leave out.

“It’s a difficult decision but it’s part of our job as well. We are in a job where competition exists and we have to accept that.

"They are top players, I consider the form, the game on the day but at the end of the season both will have played their share of games.

"At the moment it is Theo but in a few weeks it might be Giroud. What is important is that both contribute.”


Theo Walcott chases a pass


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