At the other end of the player scale, it takes Jordan Ibe nearly 14 games of playing time to buy a typical place in Bournemouth.
Manchester City has finished in the top three of the English Premier League standings five times in the last six seasons, including championships in 2012 and 2014 and runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015.
Despite only starting 17 games last season in all competitions, Giroud still scored 16 times - including an eye-catching scorpion-style kick against Crystal Palace. The Gunners are at the top of the table and thank the football gods the Premier League is back. Granit Xhaka's casual pass to Ramsey was masterfully flicked past Schmiechel - two minutes later, the attacker Olivier Giroud, who came in the 67th minute, scored the winning goal, lifting the Gunners to glory.
The Frenchman, who has been at the club since 1996, has been given a chance to turn things around despite calls for his head from disgruntled Arsenal fans waiting for a first league title under his stewardship since he led them to the crown in 2004.
Last season only Gabriel Jesus boasted a better goals-per-minute ratio meaning Giroud was technically a more efficient goalscorer than the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero.
"Giroud? He's fantastic", Wenger said of the France global, who usually started on the bench last season and had been linked with a move away from The Emirates.
"For a first game, it was a top-quality game".
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The subs paid off, with Ramsey scoring in the 83rd minute to make it 3-3 and Giroud heading in off the post two minutes later to win a thrilling encounter for Arsenal.
"You come away from home, score three goals and are almost there and then concede two.bitterly disappointed", he said.
"They were hard moments when we were 2-3 down but we managed to get out of that and found two goals, which was great to see". I know that the manager is the same and that I will learn a lot from Guardiola and the other players.
Arsenal have signed two players so far this summer after having tied up deals for both Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac.
"We all know Jamie Vardy's attributes".
Dare we say Giroud has become one of the Prem's most clinical finishers?
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