Last weekend, Theo Walcott started up front against West Brom and scored a fantastic hat-trick.
Theo has scored 4 goals (I’m giving him that one against Manchester United) in less that 90 minutes (he was replaced by Giroud on 69 minutes and came on against United on 72 minutes) and is certainly the man in form.
Olivier Giroud however has failed to score in 8 games and following a decent season, is certainly in a slump.
And perhaps most worryingly he didn’t manage to score in the FA Cup semi-final against Reading.
So who should start?
Theo’s movement and pace can cause any team problems and he usually performs best against the lower sides in the league – which is what Aston Villa are. Giroud fails to score in the big games, especially at Wembley.
If I was Arsene Wenger, I would start Theo and you always have the option to bring on Giroud if things are going our way. Theo’s pace and trickery can hurt Villa whereas Giroud will find it tough against a big and strong Villa defence.
But the overwhelming feeling is that Arsene bring predictable as he is, will stay loyal to Giroud and start the big Frenchman in the final. I just wish Arsene would take a gamble and start Theo – as that’s something Aston Villa won’t be expecting.
So who do you think should start up front for Arsenal tomorrow? Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott?
Cast your vote below and leave your thoughts in the comments section!