It was hard for Arsenal fans to lose Robin van Persie in the summer, and it has seemed that the new strikers would not be up to the task of supplying the goals needed to keep us, at the very least, in the top four of the Premier league, but Arsenal are currently in fourth position and are showing signs of getting better, as well as being in the next round of the Champions league.
I am not saying that any one of Giroud, Podolski, Walcott or Gervinho is as good a striker as van Persie, that would be foolish. However, the fact that we are not reliant on one striker is starting to pay off and may actually have improved the team. The Gunners are more of a unit now, and everyone is chipping in with goals.
As was seen yesterday at Swansea vs, Manchester United, when van Persie has an off day the team struggles. Also, an injury to the main man could wreck the season. Arsenal have 16 different goal scorers in all competitions so far this season, with no one player dominating. Unsurprisingly, three of the top four scorers are strikers, with Santi Cazorla the other, but the way the team plays has taken the pressure off the front men.
When someone has a bad game, there has usually been somebody to step up, and this fosters a great team spirit. Having said that, I would not complain if Wenger goes out and buys Lionel Messi in January, but we all know that somebody like Demba Ba is more likely. I think Ba could really complement the Arsenal team without ruining the balance of it.