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Arsenal bargain Giroud should learn from Van Persie, not replace him

Arsenal bargain Giroud should learn from Van Persie, not replace him

Giroud has always dreamt of plying his trade in the Premier League and putting on the Arsenal’s colours. He doesn’t need to discuss it with Koscielny. He doesn’t need to be convinced by anyone. It was just his dream and he was hoping that it could become a reality one day.

t’s not a done deal yet but reports both in England and in France agree that talks between the two parties are ongoing. The Gunners won’t comment on it but it’s common knowledge now that Wenger is a big fan of Giroud, like many other coaches in Europe.

Girard and his president Louis Nicollin know of Giroud’s desire to become a Gunner.

So what can Arsenal fans and Emirates Stadium regulars expect if Giroud becomes yet another French signing for Wenger this summer?

They will see a very tall and physical player, a pure goalscorer. As an added sweetener, in 2011-12 he netted against all the France’s big guns bar PSG in Olympique de Marseille, Lille, and Olympique Lyonnais.

At the moment, Robin van Persie remains a Gunner, and Giroud would not be brought in to replace him. They could play together or, if the Dutchman stays, the Frenchman could shadow him as his understudy and prepare to succeed him in future.

There is no need to remind anyone that Wenger rarely gets it wrong when it comes to signing a French forward. Gilles Grimandi, Arsenal’s scout in France, has watched Giroud many times this season and each time, he loved him more and more.

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