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Southampton V Arsenal highlights - bad news for Giroud

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Gunners in a goals galore showing

Southampton v Arsenal - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Olivier Giroud has always looked a temporary option rather than a set in stone. The pressure on his starting spot came under more pressure with potential rivals Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott coming back from injury to start the FA Cup tie at Southampton. In a battle of the reserve sides, Welbeck scored a brace and Theo a Hatty.

With Alexis Sanchez more effective in the central role and Giroud unable to play either wide position as both Welbeck and Walcott can also offer the frenchman's time on the bench could be coming next week at Chelsea.

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