Wenger backs misfiring Gunners to make their mark
LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pleaded for patience with new signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as they attempt to fill the void left by Robin van Persie.
Successive scoreless draws against Stoke and Sunderland have provided an underwhelming start for Wenger's side, who are once again attempting to overcome the loss of a star player at the start of a Premier League campaign.
Van Persie's goals underpinned Arsenal's third placed finish and his move to Manchester United has clearly unsettled the balance of Wenger's team.
Wenger needs Germany striker Podolski and France forward Giroud to start scoring regularly, but he know it may well take time for them to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.