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Transfer News: Wenger To Sell Four To Make Way For New Striker?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sell up to four strikers to clear the way for the arrival of Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, according to reports today.

Morning Gooners. Some transfer news for you today as the Daily Mail are reporting that Arsene Wenger will sell up to four players to clear the way for the arrival of Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud.

The report claims that despite the almost certain arrival of Lukas Podolski, Wenger still wants to add further attacking options to his squad and has identified the Frenchman as a potential signing. He has told Giles Grimandi to track the 25-year-old until the end of the season and report back his findings on the striker.

Giroud has become one of the hottest properties in French football after netting 14 goals last season and has already bagged 22 so far this term. The Mail suggest that Arsenal will face competition from Newcastle, Juventus and Bayern Munich for his signature should they decide to make a move in the summer.

In order to make room for the potential arrival of Giroud, Wenger is ready to sell four of his fringe strikers. Marouanne Chamakh, Carlos Vela, Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-young are all said to be in the firing line.

So far, this rumour sounds promising. Wenger has a history for signing talented French strikers, so i can see some truth behind this reported interest.

However, the story falls apart slightly when the Daily Mail go on to claim that Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin has placed an astronomical £50m price tag on the players head. £50m?! No chance. Arsene may very well want to buy the player, but there is no way he will pay that kind of money.

Of course Mr Nicollin is most likely just trying to scare of interest in his star player, or perhaps he’s starting the bidding high and will eventually accept a more realistic figure of £20m, but either way we all know Arsene won’t be interested at £50m.

What do you think of this rumour? Get involved in the comments section…



  1. The BearMan

    April 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

    This lad must be some player?

  2. Jack

    April 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

    yey he’s quality

  3. Mick

    April 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Like 99.9% of all the other reported potential transfer rumours, a load of bo****ks.


    April 4, 2012 at 11:26 am


  5. khaleel jaafar

    April 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    we can win thorophy next year because we have star getting strong and we now transfers players like podolski

  6. khaleel jaafar

    April 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    just hoid vanpersie for us

  7. Hashim

    April 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Better promote Benik Afobe from the reserves.

  8. Pius G. Chomo

    April 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Hazard: Hottest player in French football! M’Vila: Hottest Property in French football!! Giroud: Hottest property in French football!!! Haba! How does every single player in France become the ‘hottest’ property in French football!!!!!!

    The use of superlatives… No, the use of the wrong superlatives by some writers to describe/hype players they love is confusing and giving some of us a really serious cause for concern.

  9. atid

    April 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Giroud is having a good season chamakh and gervinho and even park have had good seasons in the french league and more than one at that. sure monitor him but spend anything more than £10m and he is not worth the risk. As for spending £50m hahahahahahahahaha

  10. shy

    April 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This news sounds great but, is wenger actually going to bring lad to the emirates for real… We need formidable team to win trophies

  11. Blessed Essien

    April 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    hmmmmmmm,wenger won’t sign him

  12. mzeey

    April 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    i want him, Podolski and hazard and yannvila and the ajax capten + keeping rvp and song and theo and if we dont win silverware i will kill my self

  13. haybhee

    April 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    We all know dt Wenger will never pay that kind of money.let podolski come and join RVP in our attack and create fare in d minds of other EPL teams.

  14. the wanderer

    April 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Not a chance Pol I believe, Joe campbell gets WP. Theo promised more central to sign, and keep RVP. We will be fine up there plus like said above we got some good kids. I wish but I do not see a central forward signing. But Ajax captain I think yes.

  15. the wanderer

    April 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    sorry for grammar talk type sucks 🙂

  16. PatrickFoo08

    April 5, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Hey what we need to do is MAKE SURE RVP is around next season n maybe get a defensive midfielder n a playmaker n more defenser

  17. Tesfayeadmasu69

    April 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Wenger should spend BIG… money!

  18. joy

    April 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

    pls dnt let van persie go. He means alot 2 d club and indeed a leader 2 b reckon wit. Wenger go 4 xperience players dat wil add more strenght 2 d team. We need trophy nxt season we v tried pls make us hapi.

  19. toluxtee

    April 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Wow wat a superb beading for dat great player,I would have love it if wenger can do dat to us at emirate in bringing in dis guy anyway. I knw dis coming season is our time to reign and shine. Up gunner forlife.

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