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Arsenal Invincible: This is why Olivier Giroud is not fit to lead the Arsenal attack


Arsenal legend Lauren believes the Gunners should sign a new striker during the summer transfer window.

According to the former Cameroon international, regular striker Olivier Giroud does not possess enough "charisma" to lead the Arsenal offensive department.

Recent reports have claimed that they have made contact to sign Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette but so far no agreement has been reached with the French giants.

"Don't get me wrong. I respect Olivier Giroud and he has an important part to play next season through the goals he does score," he told the Evening Standard.

"But you need people with charisma. It's more than about scoring goals, you need a striker with the X-factor. And despite being a fantastic player, Giroud doesn't have that."

Lauren also believes that Arsenal don't need Riyad Mahrez as they already have a number of players with similar characteristics to the Algerian.

"He is a very good player, but how many similar players in terms of technically proficient, creative midfielders and wide men do Arsenal have already?

"They have Mesut Ozil, they have Jack Wilshere, they have Aaron Ramsey, they have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, they have Theo Walcott - Arsenal don't need Mahrez.

"Arsenal have always had dynamic players - but they need to change that style a little bit, maybe be a little more direct, with more aggressiveness, and determination - which means players with a different style than Mahrez can offer."

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