Arsenal Transfer News: Giroud Delay’s Move Talks

By on May 30, 2012

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Reported Arsenal target Olivier Giroud will decide his future after this summers European championships.

Giroud scored 21 goals in 36 appearances to help fire Montpellier to an unlikely Ligue 1 title last season, and this form has alerted some of Europe’s top clubs.

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The striker has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners in recent weeks , with talkSPORT suggesting Arsene Wenger had already offered Montpellier £6.5m plus Marouane Chamakh for the French hitman.

Wenger is thought to have been tracking the 25-year-old for some time and is tempted by the players relatively low value, due to a £15m release clause in his contract, but any deal may be dependent on the future of Gunners skipper Robin van Persie, who is also considering his future this summer.

Giroud will be part of the French squad at this summers European championships and he has claimed he will wait until after the tournament before deciding on his future.

“I am calm and I know I’m on the market.

“But I have a contract with Montpellier and after Euro 2012 we will value the various offers and decide which is best for us all.”

Giroud is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

FT Verdict

I’m not sure what to make of the Giroud rumour. After bringing in Podolski, it would be very un-Wenger-like to sign another forward.

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Giroud is an out-and-out striker and is also left footed, so i couldn’t see him coming to play alongside fellow left-footers RVP and Poldi, and it’s unlikely he’ll be willing to leave title-winning Montpellier to be a bench warmer at Arsenal. So the only way i can see Giroud coming to Arsenal is if it’s to replace Robin van Persie.

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29 Comments

  1. ogban

    May 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t see why Giroud cannot play regularly for Arsenal if Chamahk leaves. He can add variety to Arsenal’s play and facilitate tactical changes depending on who we play and if we need to change a game. And don’t bet on your life that RVP will have another injury-free season. That would be asking too much of the football gods.

  2. Roland C Rozario

    May 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Very true Ogban!

  3. Jimmy

    May 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I think he would be a great buy! He’s big, strong and great in the air. He will therefore be a great addition to our attack!

  4. Asim

    May 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Absolutely right Ogban! Also considering Podolski can play the support striker or winger role as well, theres every chance the three of them can play together in the same game. My verdict sign Giroud!

  5. The BearMan

    May 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Amazing all these lads Wenger is tracking playing the delay card. Is it that they are hoping for a good tournament to play the hefty wage card?

  6. Dylan

    May 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    He’s blatantly gonna let everyone see how he plays at the Euros, then after that if he hasn’t received a better offer then he might be tempted to move to Arsenal. If he really wanted to come to us then he’d just come out and say. But he clearly doesn’t. We’re just an option.

  7. Anesh

    May 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    He would be a good signing but I did not know that he is left footed, i mean 3 left footed strikers in one team…too predictable for opposition defences. I would love to see him but not sure if he will sign for us if he is not a starter.

  8. Gary the Red

    May 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    To much hype around this guy. At end of the day he plays in France same as Chamakh and Park did. They both looked quality in France but in prem are useless as is Gervinho. Would rather try for Llorente or Huntelaar who are both better than Giroud.

  9. Flycobob

    May 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Should he stay or should he go. If the player cannot fully committ to all that is Arsenal then be gone. Regardless of who they are. No committment, then list for shipment.

    • bond

      May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      i bak u flycobob. club before player .

  10. GoonerForLife

    May 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I’m not into speculation, we’ll know when we know.

    At the end of the day, Arsene’s been loosing out on big players and most of the weak links in the club are still there. When the transfer window ends we’ll see what steps Arsenal have made (backwards or forwards)

  11. wardy

    May 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I would be willing to bet my mortgage on him not being an arsenal player next season. the press see it and and think ooooo bet Wenger will be interested. so they write a an article about it and suck ALL of in on it. Seriously how many players has wenger brought in that the press have been saying we are going for????? they probably have a hit ratio of 1 in a 100.

  12. UgGunner

    May 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Guys, does it ever occur to you that these delays might not depend squarely on the player(s). The selling club also wants to wait and see how their “asset” performs at the Euros and if the performances are good then maybe that may pull more buyers into the equation.

  13. robbo

    May 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Is it just me or av arsenal made signings aand is being quiet again its just that mvila and giroud both linked with us both sayin they going to wait

  14. robbo

    May 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I wouldn’t av a problem wid rvp giroud and podolski doubt it will appen tho and wouldldn’t complain if we ad 3 left footers

  15. obatiku

    May 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    One thing i know is that Mr wenger hold the key to our nobel club Arsenal clubs success. All rumorse will end in August which evr player he sign we show in our jersy so no prob.

  16. obatiku

    May 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    One thing i know is that Mr wenger hold the key to our nobel club Arsenal clubs success. All rumorse will end in August which evr player he sign will show in our jersy so no prob.

  17. dozy

    May 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    The truth is that money is the name of the game these days and players know arsenal won’t pay a lot,so they just stall to see if they’ll get a better offer else where and if they don’t then they’ll settle for arsenal. That’s what wenger and the board has reduced arsenal to.

  18. timmosa

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Who needs M’Vila, Vertonghen, Dempsey, Hazard, or Giroud when you could have Nigel de Jong, two rejects from Chelsea and Steven N’Zonzi. Way to instil confidence in your fans and your best and only world class player who wants to see commitment before signing a new deal. Honestly It’s as if Wenger was born on another planet! It seems clear to me what Wenger and Arsenal’s plan the season is now- not to challenge for trophies but to guarantee qualification to europe and keep a steady income. If Arsene Wenger and the board were really serious about challenging for anything they would be at least putting in serious bids for great talent like M’Vila Giroud and Vertonghen, when you hear “Arsenal shifting their attention to de Jong” it becomes clear they are NOT in it to win it but to just creep past the finish line. Very sad indeed

  19. Patrik Ssekatawa

    May 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Yes, Giroud is very strong in the air, but if signed, can Wenger employ the tactics that would suit his aerial prowess? Chamakh came with the reputation of being the best header of the ball in League 1, but hasn’t scored that many, because Arsenal don’t cross the ball that much. Even when he comes on to try and save the game, Arsenal continues to pass,pass,pass, other than resorting to crossing, to get the best out of him. The only time he scored last season, it had to be a cross Van Persie supplied during the 4-3 reverse at Blackburn. I think Mr Wenger needs to adjust his game a bit to suit ball-headers, if all our strikers (and the ones that may come in) are help in goal scoring stakes.

    Then again, he should start giving playing time to his fringe players to keep them firing, because no player improves by sitting on the bench. I personally believe that if Wenger worked out a system that would accommodate both Chamakh and Van Persie, the Moroccan would’ve been able to recapture some of the form that made him a hit in the early stages of his Arsenal career. Now tha fans call him a flop, when it’s Wenger who made him become one, poor Chamakh! Therefore, as we talk about Wenger bringing in the likes of Giroud, we should also think of them being able to hold down some regular football, other than rotting on the bench!

  20. DBS

    May 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Arsenal are scouts for the rest of the big teams. We scout all these players watch them for 3 years and then let them sign for other teams. To be honest, the dumb arses we have on the board doing the deals for Mr Wenger don’t have the pulling power like Mr Dein did. As much as I would like Arsenal to M’Vila and Gortez. It ain’t gonna happen. Hence the reason why Mr Wenger looking at cheaper alternatives. Until the lil big Russian gets on the board. You won’t see us buying players like Hazard and Neymar. Wenger will unearth them all day long but the board will not back him to buy them because they want to money pinch. For what reason? I don’t know. We still got time but I ain’t getting my hopes up

  21. DentinihoUk

    May 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Arsenal are scouts for the rest of the big teams. We scout all these players watch them for 3 years and then let them sign for other teams. To be honest, the dumb arses we have on the board doing the deals for Mr Wenger don’t have the pulling power like Mr Dein did. As much as I would like Arsenal to M’Vila and Gortez. It ain’t gonna happen. Hence the reason why Mr Wenger looking at cheaper alternatives. Until the lil big Russian gets on the board. You won’t see us buying players like Hazard and Neymar. Wenger will unearth them all day long but the board will not back him to buy them because they want to money pinch. For what reason? I don’t know.

  22. josh

    May 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Av taken my time 2 watch him well n I dnt think we need him,I will prefer a premiership proven striker like demba ba,papisse cisse or odemwingie

  23. josh

    May 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Av taken my time 2 watch him well n I dnt think we need him,I will prefer a premiership proven striker like demba ba,papisse cisse or odemwingie.

  24. alexander

    May 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    i’m just wondering if he would be like chamakh .both players are tall ,big and great header too .both scored many goals in ligue 1 .

  25. bakrima

    May 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Arsenal nedd a credible manager to replace reluctant hopeless wenger who mad Arsenal Unatractive club. wenger is so greedy as if he is paying the money out of his own pocket . For Arsenal to keep Van Persie they need to sign world class players and do that they need a credible manager with vision and courage not hopeless Wenger

  26. Aussie Jack

    May 31, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Sentiments and loyalty don`t come into it, it`s business first.
    Of course they`ll all delay until after Euro12 why wouldn`t they, it`s a whole new ball game. It could also be to our benefit.

  27. Devin

    May 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

    for those who claim that Wenger is greedy, better know that all the decisions for buying and selling of players comes from the board of directors. And if he is ordered to sell a player, he has to. This also applies for buying new players. So the first thing to do is change the board. I heard that Usmanov is willing to spend money for the team. So Kreonke should be removed first then appoint Usmanov and then strenghen the team for all competitions.

  28. Thor

    June 1, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I would vey much prefer Arsens concentrates in bring in a talented midfielder in the quality of Cesc or Juan Mata. All the passing in front of the opponent’s penalty may look pretty but with no one to needle the ball through, its just pretty football. Otherwise our forwards must learn to just take a shot at goal just like those Manu players. No style but the goals come!!!

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