Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is delighted by the way new signings Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski are settling in, but knows the pressure is beginning to mount on fellow new boy Oliver Giroud.
The trio were the Gunners' big-name additions in a northern summer that saw talisman
But while Cazorla and Podolski have taken to life in the English Premier League like a proverbial duck to water since, Giroud has not enjoyed the same success.
"I felt that he is under much pressure at the moment and sometimes to get a little breather is good," Wenger said of his countryman.
"What I will do on Tuesday [when Arsenal travel to Montpellier in the UEFA Champions League] I honestly don't know.
"I just felt that the time has come for him to not be under too much pressure."
It is fair to say Cazorla has not endured the same difficulties since moving to north London, attracting plaudits aplenty in his short time in English football.
"Cazorla is a player who is just a pleasure to watch," Wenger said. "You want him to have the ball.
"I think he typifies what the midfielders in
"We did fight with Malaga at the time [to get him last summer from Villarreal] and they were in
"But we remained on the ball, we were quite advanced with him last season already."
Podolski, too, has enjoyed his start to life with Arsenal as he followed up his goal at Liverpool with an excellent 25-yard free-kick against Southampton.
"First of all, Lukas has 101 caps for
"Once, in our job, you get the ball every time at the right moment, when you want it and with the right quality of the pass, it is easier to adapt.
"So when a team plays as well as it did, the adaptation is easy.
"When you have to fight, and then you are exposed to the real English game, it is much more difficult.
"He is physically strong and he is a fantastic finisher.
"I had a little hesitation yesterday to play him at centre forward because I had played him only once there.
"He gives us a balance on the left and I didn't want to destroy that because he did well at Liverpool."
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