Reports from Sky
The Montpellier owner, Louis Nicollin, earlier in the year slapped a figure closer to £48 million pounds on the player but the Arsenal boss – known for his shrewd transfer policy – is thought to have got his man for around the £12 million mark, after Borussia Monchengladbach failed with a bid of the same price just last week.
Giroud scored 33 goals in 69 league starts for the Ligue 1 side in two years at the club. He made his debut for the French national team in 2011 and has 1 goal in 7 games for his country.
When asked about interest in him, Giroud said: “It’s nice that people talk about me but I can’t talk about my future right now”. The thought being that his big move to Arsenal will be officially announced after the European Championships where Giroud is playing for France.
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