Jun 11

‘Arsenal interested in Giroud’, confirms Montpellier boss

Arsenal have entered into negotiations with Montpellier for highly-rated striker Olivier Giroud, according to the French club’s manager.

The 25-year-old’s form in front of goal last season for the French champions is believed to have attracted the attention of a number of clubs, including Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to have won the race to acquire the services of the 6ft 3in Frenchman, according to Montpellier manager Rene Girard.

“Arsenal are very interested and Giroud wants to play in England, if Arsene [Wenger] agrees with the president [Louis Nicollin], he will sign for them”, Girard told French radio station RMC.

Giroud has confirmed that he will assess his options after the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine, where he is expected to prioritise Arsenal’s offer with best friend Laurent Koscielny already at the club.

Arsene Wenger’s strong-looking team have already been busy this summer in securing the signing of Germany forward Lukas Podolski, while a deal for Yann M’Vila is said to be in the offing, although it is far from completed.

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13 Responses to “‘Arsenal interested in Giroud’, confirms Montpellier boss”

  1. AHB says:

    Wonderful signing if he is a backup to RVP, not a replacement (hope there is a way to ship Chamackh the other way.

    Podolski,Giroud,M’villa,Defender = VERY Good Summer

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  2. Basil says:

    @AHB:

    Indeed it will along with clearing out the dross.. Bendtner, Chamakh, Park, Denilson, Squillaci, Vela probably forgot 1 or 2 others, so much wages wasted there.. we could probably sign those 4 without even increasing our wage bill (if we can get rid of them), but that is Wenger’s job he created this mess he needs to sort it.

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  3. […] have entered into negotiations with Montpellier for highly-rated striker Olivier Giroud, according to the French club’s […]

  4. Zakariyau says:

    I pray dat oliver giroud would adapt to d english football style

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  5. Yank says:

    Could arsene be thinking of having Giroud play up top and dropping VP behind him?

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  6. […] wants to play in England, if Arsene agrees with the president, he will sign for them” ~ Girard | Source However it seems Arsenal are now in pole position to land the striker, who had an impressive season […]

  7. Okeypee says:

    If true then he’s welcome to arsenal, b/c arsenal need more than four players this transfer windoow. If they must compites with the other better rivals.

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  8. jj says:

    Shut the FUCK up with the negativity already…..

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  9. Cletus charles says:

    How i wish wenger will do like not him and this two players Giroud mvilla

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  10. Dare says:

    Giroud will surely sign 4 arsenal bt am afraid rvp wnt b 4 us nxt season. . .lets give d guy d desired break..

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  11. valentine says:

    if it is true then, it will be great to have him. please wenger should add to our difenders

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  12. […] this recent success, Giroud has expressed his desire to sign for the Gunners according to his own manager, René Girard, who talked to French […]

  13. […] this recent success, Giroud has expressed his desire to sign for the Gunners according to his own manager, René Girard, who talked to French […]

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