It is understood that most of the players are bemused at the manager’s failure to bring in new faces and Giroud has become the latest to speak out about lack of reinforcements.
He said: “In my opinion, it’s necessary for the club to recruit another striker. Obviously, I think about it a little bit. It may change the play one day, especially if it’s a high profile signing.
“It’s useless lamenting this though. I know what I have to do and what I’m capable of. I’m focusing on me and my work. The coach is counting on me, so I don’t think too much.”