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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

FOOTBALL : Arsenal set to sign Olivier Giroud for £12m from Montpellier

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign France international Olivier Giroud for £12m.

The 6ft 3in forward, who was an unused substitute in France's 1-1 Euro 2012 draw with England, scored 21 goals in his club's run to the Ligue 1 title. Giroud will have a medical and paperwork will be completed after Euro 2012 has finished.

It seems that Arsene Wenger intends to play Giroud alongside Lukas Podolski and Dutch striker Robin van Persie in a front three - and that's an exciting prospect for Arsenal fans.

Arsenal were far too dependant on Van Persie for goals last season, with the only other attacking option coming from Gervinho .... with Park, Miyaichi and Chamakh clearly not up to the standard.

Wenger has made a very good start in strengthening the Arsenal squad so far.

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