Giroud seals Koeman fate before the season started.
Last summer, Ronald Koeman’s Everton sold Lukaku to Manchester United and are looking desperately for replacement.
They have in return, they signed Wayne Rooney and 10 signings including club record signing, Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Olivier Giroud happens to fall in ranking order to start for Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez getting to play the lone striker role.
But the FIFA The Best Puskas Winner 2017 made great impact everytime when he comes off the bench.
The French striker has publicly said that leaving Arsenal is an option to get more game time opportunity for a World Cup spot for his country.
Although Giroud eventually chose to stay at Arsenal, he also revealed that he was very close to joining the Merseyside club.
Ronaldo Koeman was sacked after last weekend 5-2 lost to Arsenal.
He described he had a gut feeling of getting fired after failure in capturing Giroud signature in the summer.
“He was in the building but he eventually choose to stay with Arsenal” he said.
“We lost Lukaku, our most important player. Additional to his goals, his aerial abilities allow us to play long ball towards him and without him, we are not playing like we used too” he added.
He also went on to say that Wayne Rooney is a player to loves the ball at their feet thus indirectly claiming that the forward could not replace Lukaku’s presence in the team.
So to sum it up, Koeman loves playing long ball towards their big lone striker to hold up play and link up with midfielders.
At the moment, they do not have the physical presence on top which is why Koeman wanted Giroud badly although he has made 11 signings already this summer.
We are wondering if it’s an excuse by the manager to overshadow his failure to handle the pressure after a streak of poor form that leads to the sacking.