Arsenal Seal Giroud Deal

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Arsenal have agreed a fee of £12.8 million with Montpellier for Olivier Giroud.

The French striker has agreed terms on a four year deal, in the region of £45,000 per week.

Giroud, 25, has been watched extensively by Gilles Grimandi during the past couple of years and will provide an aerial presence that Arsenal have been after, following the shortcomings of Marouane Chamakh and Nicklas Bendtner.

Arsene Wenger has long been an admirer having followed Giroud’s career since watching the striker play for Tours whilst scouting Laurent Koscielny.

The deal is unlikely to be announced until Giroud returns from Euro 2012.