Arsenal Transfer News: Chamakh Out, Giroud In?

By on May 24, 2012

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Arsenal are preparing a cash plus player swap deal for Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, according to the Metro.

The Gunners have been tracking the Frenchman for some time and are finally set to make their interest official by offering a cheeky bid of £6.4m plus Marouane Chamakh.

Giroud enjoyed a superb season last campaign, scoring 21 goals in 36 matches to help Montpellier clinch their first ever Ligue 1 title. The Metro report that the 25-year-old has attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle and Aston Villa, but it’s Arsenal who remain in pole position for his signature.

The French international’s contract runs until 2014 and has a buy-out clause of £12.8m, which is excellent value for a player of his quality. However, Arsene Wenger is hoping to land the striker for the bargain price of just £6.4m by including Chamakh in the deal.

The Moroccan fell out-of-favour at the Emirates last season and scored just 1 goal in 19 appearances, many of which were made from the bench, and it seems the 28-year-old is set to leave North London this summer.

Montpellier may be interested in bringing Chamakh on board to replace Giroud, as he still has a good reputation in France after scoring 32 goals for Bordeaux between 2008-2010, but may value him at nearer £3m which means Arsenal would have to up their cash offer.

I’d love to see this swap deal come to fruition. Giroud looks like he’d be an excellent addition to the Arsenal attack and would no doubt be valued a lot higher than the £12.8m buy out clause, so he’d represent an great piece of business, especially if we can work Chamakh into the deal as well.

Marouane is almost certain to leave if Wenger can find a buyer this summer and a return to Ligue 1 would make sense for him. Let’s see if Arsene can work his magic, because by adding Giroud to RVP and Podolski; our striking options suddenly look devastating!

Would you like to see Chamakh swapped with Giroud? Get involved in the comments section.

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68 Comments

  1. donkakrus

    May 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    good option but won’t like to see it happening all we needs now is m.villa and nothing more my reasons are thus: with our 4.2.3.1 formation r.v.p will be be up there as a lone striker if he stays and its likely that poldi will start at de left while theo starts at de right then we ve jack as de supporting striker thats the attacking mid.fielder and we will ve Arteta, söng and m.Villa to choose two out of the three holding mid.fielders them our back four will be sagna, vern, kos, gìbbs then we will still ve some quality back ups in Rosicky, as a left mid.fielder and an attacking mid.fielder then chanberlain as a right mid.fielder and we still ve options like gervinho on the wings then in the holding mid.field area we ve ramsey, diaby and coquelin so guys with only one signing we will ve a quality first and second eleven that can compete for europe honours, the league and domestic trophies in
    first team: szs, sagna, kos, mert, gibbs, m.villa, song, wilshere
    theo, poldi and v.p
    second team: matinez, jenko, verm, dj/miquel, santos, arteta, ramsey, diaby/coq, gerv, chambo, campbel/aneke/park
    so with about we would ve a second team that can probably compete for europe honours and also give the first some breather with the rotation of players like arteta in song/m.villa and verm in kos/mert and rosicky in poldi and then poldi can rotate with v.p and some more in the wings with gerv/chambo for theo what do u think guys my comment is quite long i guess +2348183909650 make of ur blogger

  2. mikhail

    May 25, 2012 at 11:17 am

    it a good deal cos chamakh is not a product of d premier league so we fans should expect massive signing 4rm our prof..Giourd wel cum

  3. Goona

    May 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    This is one deal that will never happen let’s get real fellow Gooners the french club won’t sell their prize asset in exchange for Chamakh plus peanuts money wise.
    If it was the other way round no way would we consider it, think about it Gooners.

  4. Sam timi

    May 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I ll like to see charmack go…… Cus it does nt hv a premier league strength

  5. raymond kalla

    June 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    lets hope wenger’s eyes can now see because this has always been like this he talks and nothing goes on he should learn that soccer is not catholic religion that as it was 1000 years is now Amen. change has got come at the emirates otherwise wenger knows it well that actions speak louder that words .

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