Olivier Giroud's struggles since moving to London have been well-documented. In all the games he has played since the start of the season, the Frenchman has only netted once, and that was in the League Cup against Coventry.
Indeed, this profligacy has drawn the frustration of all Arsenal fans who have watched him play. It is not merely that Giroud does not score; his excellent work rate manufactures chances, but he can never seem to put them away.
That barren run, at least against legitimate competition, will come to a merciful end sooner, rather than later. Olivier Giroud can be the man to replace Robin van Persie and lead Arsenal's line.
Here are seven reasons why.