At a glance: Unpolished but potent
Poll 100 people on their thoughts on Olivier Giroud—50 will suggest he will become a good player once acclimated, 50 will suggest he's garbage.
Perhaps it's not as clean-cut as that, but there is no single resounding opinion on Giroud and what he can bring in the future. For the record, I think he's got a lot to offer once settled.
Santi Cazorla is a dream player to have floating around and dancing in off the touchline, while Theo Walcott's explosive pace and eye for goal makes him a valuable right forward.
I still believe Walcott to be too one-dimensional to play 38 games as a striker, but he's a nice change of pace option and can split his time between the roles.
A new striker is not necessary, and the Gunners won't be able to attract Edinson Cavani et al anyway.
Obviously the forward line isn't the strongest in the English Premier League, nor is it the formidable unit the fans of 2002 admired. However, if the club can solve its problems at the back first, it might see a little more cohesion—and less inconsistencies—further forward.