Arsenal's Giroud out until January

Arsenal's Giroud out until January
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Published August 28th, 2014 - 14:40 GMT via

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Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud's playing time in 2014 has come to an end, following a secondary scan and surgery on his broken leg.

Arsenal's favored striker had unfavorable results come back on Wednesday after a scan on his leg, confirming the Frenchman had indeed broken his left tibia. 

The French international suffered the injury as time expired in a heroic comeback by the Gunners, which saw both Aaron Ramsey and Giroud score to give Arsenal a point on the second weekend of the season.

According to BBC Sport, when asked about who will replace Giroud, Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger, said, ""You'll ask who we'll buy to replace Giroud. At the moment, nobody."

"Giroud had surgery today for a broken tibia and he will be out for three to four months on the competitive side. He'll be out for two months, but the time he needs to comes back (is) three to four months."

"He'll be capable to play again in the Premier League at the end of December."

As far as forward options on the team, Arsenal has a few, which is better than it has been in previous seasons. 

Alexis Sanchez, the big Hollywood signing for Arsenal this summer, has been used as a forward leading the line on a couple of occasions already this season. Sanchez opened up his account in the Gunners 1-0 win against Besiktas in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Joel Campell, the sweetheart of the World Cup, Yaya Sanogo, and Lukas Podolski are also available to play up front. 

Podolski has not been favored to play in that position, as he struggled to adapt to the game, but is very much a feasible rotational option. It is an odd situation, as he looked nearly hours away from a move away from Arsenal only a couple days ago.

With Theo Walcott still out for the time being and Mikel Arteta out with ankle issues, Arsenal are looking a bit on the thin side and the season has only just begun.

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