Giroud set to join Arsenal for bargain price at £9.6million

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal are close to completing a deal to sign Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, the club’s deputy president has confirmed.

The 25-year-old Ligue 1 top scorer hit 21 goals in 36 league games to send his side to an unexpected first ever league title in France last season.

Despite this recent success, Giroud has expressed his desire to sign for the Gunners according to his own manager, René Girard, who talked to French radio station RMC last week.

“Discussions are happening and going well, as part of the [release] clause set. Things are moving serenely”, revealed Montpellier’s deputy president Lawrence Nicollin.

Giroud will sign on a four year deal when the European Championships end, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger getting his man for a bargain price of £9.6 million (12 million euros) after invoking a release clause in the player’s contract.

Reports in France suggest an Arsenal player still could be made part of the deal, with Marouane Chamakh high-up on Montpellier boss Giroud’s wish list this summer.

Olivier Giroud’s goals and assists 2011/12

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Get in!! Get rid of rvp now!!

Emeka Korie.

Seems Wenger is quietly becoming reasonable. With the like of Man-City owner coming up with hell of money, Abramovich investing his Champions league & FA trophy’s rewards, or Ferguson who will rather have his first son killed & have a formidable United Team, while ‘Liver Idiotic Pool’ will throw in some funny of money to sign some lazy unambitious English players. Wenger should make decent signing in order to convince Van Persie to stay, or end up on his normal position.


I hope that if any player of ours should join Montpellier, he won’t do it as a part of the Giroud-deal. Maybe we could give a discount on Chamakh’s or Park’s transfer fee.
I believe that Chamakh will not go to Montpellier but Park eventually could. Nicollin has been searching for an experienced striker to sign after the Anger’s attacker. IMO, he’d be a good transfer for them.

Will 49 unbeaten

At last, wenger has seen what he needs to do, that’s 2 new great strikers and rvp, let’s get m,Vila and some strong defenders so we got a good depth in our team, I am looking fwd to this season it feels like 03/04 again, good things to come for us true gooners

Will 49 unbeaten
Arsenal are a club based on honesty and ran the correct way, we are not in debit and do not let the players control the club, I hope rvp stays but if he goes so be it, the club is what counts, I am a arsenal fan no matter who there to play, wenger has started to make food signing and so may it continue, you forget are money was tied up in the best stadium in the world, let’s all stand up and believe in the club the players and Wenger, there seem to be a lot of so… Read more »