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Wenger must buy in the summer despite Giroud renaissance

Faith is Arsene Wenger’s most divisive quality, able to nurture promising talents into superstars but also encouraging a degree of paralysis at Arsenal as the players he often bewilderingly believes in fail to elevate the club towards a title challenge. Not so long ago, Olivier Giroud fell into the latter category, seen merely as an inconsistent, preening frontman being pandered to by a manager not ruthless enough to pursue an upgrade. But not so anymore.

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