Summer Signings New to the EPL That Have Had the Biggest Impact so Far

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Summer Signings New to the EPL That Have Had the Biggest Impact so Far
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Olivier Giroud scores his first Arsenal goal versus Coventry

Whether fair or, Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has found himself under intense scrutiny early in to his first EPL season. It took the £13 million signing from Montpellier seven games to notch his first Arsenal goal against Coventry in the Capital One Cup. It also took seven matches for Giroud to score his first Premier League goal against West Ham.

Proving how ridiculous it is to criticize a player after such a short time at a new club, just look at past Arsenal recruits Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. Bergkamp scored in his seventh game for the Gunners while it took Henry eight games to get off the mark.

This certainly doesn't imply that Giroud will go on to be as prolific a player as Bergkamp and Henry. Rather, it points out how unjust it is to expect players new to their club and the league to adapt immediately. 

On the other hand, some players have come into the league and made a quick start. Here are just a few of the new summer signings that are making a name for themselves in the EPL.

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