Wenger ready for Sanchez, Giroud Arsenal team-up
Arsene Wenger says he could pair Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud in attack after they netted a brace apiece to down Sunderland.
France striker Giroud came from the bench to score with his first two touches during the 4-1 win which took the Gunners top of the Premier League for a couple of hours.
Giroud has had to make do with four substitute appearances this season and, before Saturday, he had yet to score.
But Wenger hailed his match-turning frontman and said there was no reason why he and Sanchez could not play together.
“The headache is easy when you score goals. It is a headache when you don’t score,’ he said.
“Sometimes I can play them (Sanchez and Giroud) together in a 4-4-2, because Mesut Ozil can play behind or on the flank, or sometimes I can play them separately.
“Sanchez is doing extremely well. He enjoys that role (up front alone).
“When they score goals you have no headache. We play every three days. It is simple. No-one can play all the games.
“Everybody should get the number of games they want. Let’s not create problems when we have none at the moment!’
“The first two balls Olivier touched were goals. That shows when you have quality on the bench it is easy to make good decisions.”
Arsenal had won six on the spin before last week’s goalless draw at home to Middlesbrough, and Wenger said: ‘Another game without a win would create uncertainty.
“But I am happy with performance and result. We missed many chances in a game that should have been over, but we kept going and won comfortably in the end.”