Official: Giroud to Arsenal

Posted: June 26, 2012 in Arsenal
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Olivier looks to the skies!  It must soon-to-be raining trophies!

One of the most public transfers in Arsenal’s Wenger years has become official today as Montpellier’s Olivier Giroud has moved to Arsenal FC.  The striker’s €15 million release clause fee was reported to have been met by Arsenal, so for all you value/price debaters, let the debate begin whether or not he’s overvalued/undervalued.  I’d hazard a guess & say that that’s about the right price for a reigning Ligue 1 goalscoring & league champion.

Giroud is at least making the right comments straight away:

“Of course, there are big strikers here , it is a big club and there will be a lot of competition for places. But it’s up to me to win my place.”

also:

 “I am delighted to be here at Arsenal and to be part of one of the great teams in English football. It’s a huge satisfaction to join this great club and it’s been a dream since I was young to play in the Premier League.

And Giroud certainly doesn’t seem to lack in confidence as another Arsenal.com article quotes him as saying “I have the weapons to do well here,” but he also tempers this with:

 “I will need some time to adapt of course, but I’m not worried about that. I think I will adapt well. 

Here’s Giroud’s goalscoring & appearance record throughout his career & yet another article where he thinks Arsenal is a place where he can win trophies.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, ManUre & Cuntski fans.  But you can suck it, so there.

Now the only things that are left to do over Olivier Giroud is to come up with a nickname & songs for the lad.  So, hop to it, Gooners

In other Arsenal transfer news, Galatasaray has emerged as a possible destination for the pudgy Russian maestro, Andrei Arshavin.  We don’t need to retread over the same old ground about Arshavin.  He’s a great, shifty player when he’s on song but the problem with Arshavin is keeping him motivated to sing that song & as he’s the wrong side of 30 & seemingly married to that little gut of his, it’s best he moves on.  Charge Galatasaray a cut-rate fee of like 4 or 5 million Euros & let’s just be done with it.

And finally, I’ll leave you with an Arsenal WTF? moment… there’s just simply no words, Podolski, other than- WTF?.  Hopefully he plays better than he sings!

Screen%2BShot%2B2012 06 26%2Bat%2B4.40.48%2BPM Top of the Schmoks: Lukas Podolski releases a Euro pop single Halleluja

Much scoring, less singing, Poldi!  Nice tie though…

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