I think that is the problem. We need a specialist CF not a Podolski like player who does not have a position he is clearly superior in. Podolski, as decent of a player as he is, IMO neither dominates on the left wing nor in front of goal. I would rather have a dominant left wing player or a dominant CF rather than a player who if OK at both. Jacks of all trades are good to have in a squad as a back-up but as a starting player I think we should have players who clearly excel at their position. Look at Vermealen he clearly excels at CD relative to LB so if it can be avoided he should not play at LB except in cases of emergency.
Whole hearted agree to that idea and why I want us to buy an out and out LW/LMF, a position we have not filled properly since Reyes. If we had that position sown up then Wenger coud experiment much more with Podolski, Giroud, Walcott Cazorla and Wilshere.
Giroud is our only out and out CF yet he is a specific type of CF. We need a CF who can do a bit of all CF play. Strange that we ask for a specialist in a position, but then ask for a jack of all trades in that one position...god this is getting anal. lol.