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Pluses and minuses from Arsenal's weekend

A disappointing 0-1 defeat against Monaco on Sunday capped what was a very productive weekend for Arsenal on the pitch.

Debutantes Debuchy and Chambers were outstanding, while Alexis Sanchez was lively.

Campbell and Sanogo were so effective against Benfica that anything less than excellent would pale in comparison. Unfortunately, Giroud fitted that bill and got some stick from fans, as a result.

As regular readers will know, I'm a big fan of Giroud. He's nowhere near ready to start the season and that showed at the weekend. Nevertheless, we should be patient and persevere. I predict a goal every other start in the Premiership for the big striker this season.

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