Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud was set to be out until 2015, but according to Arsene Wenger – the forward is ahead of schedule.
Giroud has recently been pictured with his family on his feet and with no support on his broken foot. It is thought that Giroud could return in December instead of January as treatment on his foot has gone well.
‘Olivier Giroud is recovering very well,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.
‘I believe he is ahead of schedule in terms of rehabilitation. The operation went perfectly.
This is great news. Despite his lack of goalscoring instinct, Giroud is a very useful player for the squad and has a lot to give to this Arsenal team. He has the attributes to work alongside new striker Danny Welbeck, and Arsene Wenger believes the duo can play together.
‘Welbeck and [Giroud] can play together in the centre or separately’ he said.
Would you like to see Welbeck and Giroud as a duo up front? The strikers both lack a clinical edge, but perhaps playing as a duo would bring out the best in them. It’s certainly an option for Wenger, and one he is clearly considering.