Giroud Confirms Arsenal Move

By on June 25, 2012

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France striker Olivier Giroud confirmed he has signed for Arsenal before the club announced the deal.

The Daily Star reported that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that a deal to bring the striker the Emirates was “90 percent” done, with the fee thought to be in the region of £13m. Speaking on French radio last week, Wenger said:

“Giroud is going to be an Arsenal player next season. I think he has exceptional potential and will integrate very well in our collective and our way of playing.

“He is a real team player and knows how to combine with other players and I’m sure he will do well.”

Wenger is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

Now the player himself has confirmed the deal is complete after being quoted in the Sun as saying:

“I am so happy to be signing for Arsenal — it is something that represents so much for me.”

 “I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Arsenal are a great club with many French players.”

Nothing official has come from the club yet but it’s another sign that the official transfer of Giroud to Arsenal is nothing more than a formality now. I think it’s safe to say he’ll be an Arsenal player soon.

There are also rumours doing the rounds that a medical is penciled in for early next week, but these are unsubstantiated at this point.

With Giroud (almost) in the bag, Arsene Wenger will now turn his attention to trying to offload some of the clubs ‘deadwood’, with Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Denilson, Sebastian Squillaci and Carlos Vela all in the firing line.

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  2. nasir abdul

    June 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

    wenger tanks alot for that sign pls 1 more player m.vila u shuold sign pls…arsenal 4 lyf i luv arsenal more dan my self..

    • ABC

      June 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Nasir such remarks are to be reserved for our beloved prophet only.

  3. nicky

    June 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

    What I like about the signing of Podolski, Giroud and possibly others, is that for the first close season or many a year, Arsenal seem determined to bring in class new blood. Plus “new” boys like Wilshere and Diaby.
    Next season already beckons with much promise.

  4. Olaniyan James

    June 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

    IN ARSENE WENGER, I TRUST and i cannot fail… Pls, u need hold, cool and keep ur vantanstic captain RVP for us… Don’t give a room for a mistakes again and again…

  5. Agada thomas eche

    June 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Pls wenger, if u do this 4 us this seanon i don’t think any other club can beat us this time. Pls make us happy

  6. Kenny Nwodo

    June 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Am hapy 2 here al this signing, thnks Wenger, but bring more quality players in the club coz this is time 4 trophies not justl a trophy

  7. Segun Oguntosin

    June 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

    In arsenal i trust RVP must stay

  8. Collman

    June 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wenger i tank u so much .u ar a gud coach.infact d best.i so much luv d signing bt one more,pls try and bring in m’villa.2 work wit almighty song, arteta wilshere and rosciski

  9. Collman

    June 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Wenger… move on

  10. AMOO ABIODUN AKINOLA

    June 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    It’s good 2 have such players, we still need more qualities players, pls mr wenger keep V P.

  11. Anas hassan

    June 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I am happy with the way every thing is going. I hope wenger will sign 2 more players in possition of depends & midfiled. Up gunners.

  12. sunkanmi Fasuan

    June 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I got a slap from a close friend at the start of last season for speaking ‘for’ Wenger…not,with all this signings and potential ones,I think its payback time for my friend!he is an arsenal fan that lost faith but I hope with these signings and hopefully the slap I must give him for not trusting the ‘Prof’,he’ll see the light…we trust Wenger to keep up the smile

  13. sunkanmi Fasuan

    June 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I got a slap from a close friend at the start of last season for speaking ‘for’ Wenger…now,with all this signings and potential ones,I think its payback time for my friend!he is an arsenal fan that lost faith but I hope with these signings and hopefully the slap I must give him for not trusting the ‘Prof’,he’ll see the light…we trust Wenger to keep up the smile

  14. Mastercoded

    June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Am so excited wit all d signin d@ MR WENGER av made so far, i cnt just wait 2 see more player arivin lyk m’villa & 1 more cb!

  15. ibbinee

    June 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    tnx winger we stll hve a gud players plz lesf van persie gooooooo!!!

  16. Mubarak Sani Bala

    June 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Wenger you try but we need more players like middifiel

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