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Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Encouraged To Bid For £20m Duo

Arsenal have been told that Montpellier will consider selling prized duo Olivier Giroud and Younes Belhanda this summer if they receive a suitable offer for them


Arsenal have been told that Montpellier will consider selling prized duo Olivier Giroud and Younes Belhanda this summer if they receive a suitable offer, according to a report by the Metro.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the pair in recent months but will face stiff competition from a host of European clubs. Bayern Munich are reported to be the front runners for striker Giroud, who has netted an impressive 19 goals in 23 games this season, while PSG are said to be interested in Belhanda.

The Metro claims that both players are valued at around £10m each, with Giroud said to have a €13 release clause in his contract, and Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has admitted his club will sell their prized assets if they receive suitable offers. Quoted by the Metro, Nicollin said:

‘If we’re offered a lot of money, Giroud and Belhanda will certainly go,’

The attacking duo have helped Montpellier climb to the top of the Lique 1 table, where they currently hold a three-point advantage over PSG and are well on course to be playing Champions League football next season. When asked specifically about the future of Giroud, Nicollin hinted the 25-year-old may be tempted to stay on with his current employers for another season.

‘He’s a clever boy. Another season at Montpellier, especially in the Champions League, won’t stop him earning a lot of money later on.’ Nicollin continued on the Metro.



  1. atid

    April 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    If these 2 are available for 20m then snap them up. perhaps we can knocl that down a bit by offering chamakh park and squillaci as part of the deal. they are all well suited to the french league. my only concern is giroud just another chamakh? and will belhanda be another gervinho?

    • syed

      April 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      well let me say if i was wenger i would sign vertonghen because he wants to come to arsenal and he will be a great defender because he is like vermaelen but better i just hope and i wish i see him wearing an arsenal shirt next season. also if wenger wants to buy giroud and belhanda then go ahead but i would also try to sign yann m’vila apparently he is one of the brightest player in europe also hes french so it wouldnt mean no harm to sign him and then let go of vela , bendtner and denilson and maybe arshavin and also i would definately get rid of almunia and squillaci because they are completely waste of wage bill and i would improve the contracts such as oxlade chamberlain who has been magnificent for arsenal keep it up ox.

  2. dennis mayaki

    April 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Arsenal should sign hazard .giroud ventroghen.benhelda

  3. Saheed Dawodu

    April 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I think arsene wenger should slgn m,viha and vemtoghen with one creative mid fielder

  4. dave the gooner

    April 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    m’villa, tops
    vertonghen, 2nd
    2 forwards as we should get rid of arshavin, chamack, bentner, vela,
    my options would be obviously podolski, i like the look of giroud, but i fancy that suarez to be a world beater one day, plus he can play anywhere much like robin or podoski and young.
    be nice to get another creative mid but not a priority in my opinion as jack should be back next year. keep the boy away from those international tournaments this summer. fingers crossed rosicky keeps his form and aron can find his, i know there is a player there, maybe diaby might do a van percy and come back, then there’s ryo i have high hopes for that boy. the future is bright i think at the mighty arsenal.

  5. tope emma

    April 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    All i know we can’t have they all. But AW should buy those we needed and let d unwanted go. For the midfeild jack and diaby wil com back nx season add a creative midfeilder and i pray rosicky still maintain is form. Add CB probaly ventroghen. Podoski is already arseanal player. wit dis i guess we wil present a stroNg team that can chanllege for title

  6. de angelo

    April 14, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Arsenal should get podolski,vertongen. Not sure about m’vila because frimpong’s there. giroud and belhanda.And arsenal also need a pacey left footed winger like andre ayew or Eden Hazard because all arsenal wingers are right footed.

    • william

      April 14, 2012 at 2:12 am

      Giroud or Welliton
      M’villa or fellaini
      Ayew or hazard or Matías Suárez

  7. GunnerNo7

    April 14, 2012 at 3:33 am

    just sign these two and 2 more need to sign hazard he’s too expensive..

    • Ronn

      April 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Hazard is expensive but there is a need to restore the club’s status. All big clubs to whatever it takes to keep them selves at the top.Look at Real mardrid buy Christiano at 80 millions, kaka at 40 etc.Theris no need to break the banks as Wenger is saying his trying to fool funs. Arsenal is absolutely making abnormal profits. Let the club use some of the already made profits. Really we need silver ware not fighting for positions in the Premiership.

  8. Sulaimon alao

    April 14, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Arsene wenger shld go 4 m’vila,demcn,&a gud striker nd defender

  9. Ronn

    April 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

    What Arsenal fun need is silver ware. I respect Wenger and i know he is capable of making useful reforms at the club. Its not a debate of who to sign. I believe Arsenal has a scouting team to look for talent all over the world. Let funs respect the team managment and it also satisfy the funs’ expectations and that winning major trophies.

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  11. Salehe

    April 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I like vorgoten,no need of hazard as we have Chamberlain,get mvilla and podosky

  12. Umar Akko

    April 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Pls wenger sign expensive b/cos we tired with season with out 3rophy

  13. Odera christian

    April 16, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Wenger shuld buy Giround coz he a nice player nd hazarf

  14. Odera christian

    April 16, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Wenger shuld buy Giround coz he a nice player nd hazard

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