Graeme Souness: 'Arsenal need another striker'

Souness: 'Arsenal need another striker'
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Graeme Souness believes that Arsenal need "to find someone else" to relieve the goalscoring burden on Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey.

Former Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Rangers midfielder Graeme Souness has said that Arsenal are "risking a great deal" by not signing another striker.

Olivier Giroud has scored seven league goals this season, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey chipping in with a further eight, but Souness believes that manager Arsene Wenger needs to sign another "expert goalscorer".

"Arsenal's manager needs to find someone else, either a similar type to Giroud or an expert goalscorer," Souness wrote in his column for The Times.

"You can't go through a Premier League season with only one top No 9; you are risking a great deal by relying on such a strategy.

"I know Nicklas Bendtner played and scored against Hull in midweek but Arsenal can't rely on him as a convincing alternative to Giroud."

Arsenal can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with victory at home to Everton this afternoon.

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