Arsenal are one of a number of clubs keen to sign the 25-year old Montpellier striker. At 6 ft 3 inches and with his strength and aerial ability, he is seen as a perfect target man. Pretty much the same as Marouane Chamakh was supposed to be. Arsenal are ready to put in an offer for Giroud which includes Chamakh and around £7 million, reports todays Metro.
The French striker has two years of his current deal to run and has a buy out clause of £13 million. Maybe the addition of Chamakh will trigger the clause, depending on your valuation of the Moroccan striker. Chamakh scored just a single goal in his eleven league games for the Gunners this campaign and most Gooners would not rate him very highly at all, but he did spend eight years at Bordeaux so you never know. But as this is an opening bid there is no doubt that Mr Poker-Face Wenger will go higher and he may even go to £10m plus Chamakh which may clinh the deal.
Giroud smashed 25 goals for Montpellier and propelled them to the French title this season but is known to want a move. At the start of the year, the owner of Montpellier stated that Giroud would cost “50 or 60 million euros.” He was trying to put clubs off but may be resigned to losing the player.
If Wenger can pull this deal off, it might turn out to be the deal of the summer. Plus, it gets rid of Chamakh. What a bonus!