Paperwork Being Drawn Up As £12m Giroud Deal Nears Completion

By on June 13, 2012

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Arsenal are on the verge of signing Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud for £12m, and the deal could be officially announced within the next 48 hours, according to the Telegraph.

Speculation has been rife that the Gunners were in talks over the French hitman in recent weeks, and all the signs today are suggesting that a deal is close.

The Telegraph are reporting that a £12m deal has been agreed with Montpellier and the two clubs are now completing the necessary paperwork. They believe that as long as there are no last minute problems, Giroud will be an Arsenal player and official confirmation could be announced within the next 48 hours.

The 25-year-old scored 21 goals last season to help Montpellier clinch their first ever Ligue 1 title and he is currently away with the France squad at Euro 2012. If the Telegraph are to be believed, he could come back a Gooner.

Giroud would be Arsenal’s second major signing of the summer, following Lukas Podolski to the club, as Arsene Wenger looks to revamp his attacking options ahead of next season.

Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela and Ju-Young Park are all expected to leave this summer, and there is no doubt that Podolski and Giroud will drastically improve Arsenal’s attacking options next term.

However, many Arsenal fans may be concerned that Giroud’s arrival could signal the end of Robin van Persie’s future in North London. But the Telegraph claim that the Frenchman is regarded as an back up or possible partner for RVP, and his signing will be used by Arsene Wenger to prove the clubs ambition to the Dutchman.

Personally, this sounds like an excellent piece of business for The Arsenal. Hopefully we’ll see him alongside Poldi and RVP next season. What a strike force that would be!

What do you make of the signing of Giroud? Get involved in the comments section.

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19 Comments

  1. Nimithbpl

    June 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    He will be a great goalscorer at Arsenal
    come on Giroud do the best time for ur career 🙂
    hope u success in that

  2. keepfaith

    June 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    will be a good signer if true

  3. Ganiyu Abayomi T

    June 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Wonderful,now I am begining to feel arsenal spirit of 2003/2004,but I don’t want rvp to go why must we sell our best player in every season,we need to feel competitive in every competion.I luv arsenal.

    • Bob A

      June 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Arsenal do not want to sell RVP, in fact if anything they have bent overbackwards to try and keep him, also his family as all said he should not leave and I dont think he will.

  4. felix basinda

    June 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Dat’s d best decision taking by wenger. Gooners 4 lyf

  5. Felix jegede

    June 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Goodnews if only the story is real

  6. r2bees

    June 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    wat a gud decision taking by wenger, bt i hop vp stays put

  7. Fel

    June 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Hpe he makez an instant impact & continue on it. Chamakh came,made an impact den held hiz hand-brakez

  8. Roland C Rozario

    June 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    It will definite be a season to watch ….I Will Bill Them As ‘THE AWESOME THREESOME’ of The Gunners >>>
    Van Persie, Podolski & Giroud!

  9. Salihu abduljalil

    June 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Wot a gud busnes frm wenger,cant wait 2 c poldoski,rvp,& giroud play 2geda,wenger shld get m vila,afaley,nd debunchy,arsenal 4 life.

  10. Doliponpin

    June 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    With dis strike force am sure 2 cup is sure. I love arsenal

  11. Stan

    June 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I as a diehard arsenal fan would be filled with joy if Girouid comes to arsenal. However we must keep hold of V.P as he will help both podolski and Girouid to settle into d squad. D reason y Gervinho has found it difficult to perform for d club is bc fab and cashri left and d pressure on him was more than he could handle. If we let v.p go, them we would render the fantastic signings we made, useless as these guys need one who is accustomed to life as a top striker in the premiership to teach them how best the job can be done. All the same, I’m optimistic that something good will happen to us next season. Gunners for life

  12. Nti Michael

    June 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    This is what every true fan of arsenal is expected keep it up but try and sign M’villa and one more defender to support the center back.

  13. Laide Aderoju

    June 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Its a nice combo having the three of them play together but Arsenal still needs MVilla and Bellandha please. Batley can come back and Miquel should also be promoted up to the first team.

  14. kagoda ronald

    June 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

    very great indeed to have him at the emirates. But also think of the right back, we cant rely much jenkens

  15. Eleru-mooke

    June 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Fantastic, with this striking force am cofident of european glory

  16. halex Dell

    June 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Girould, podolski both ar good but average players as we all know…half bread is beta dan none I wish dem them goodluck

  17. madawa

    June 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    If the story is true, then the Gunners will be a competitive team next season. But I would aslo like to see m’vila signing for the Gunners to stabilise the midfield area. wenger finish Giroud and tie M’vila.

  18. craig

    June 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    RVP, Podolski up front with Girauld just behind them, Ox out on the wing with M’Villa as well. With Wilshire back in the frame next season, this would be an amazing line up!

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