giroud

if we are as serious as the reports then we should get the deal done. weve been asking for a quality striker and imo giroud is one. 19 goals last season despite being the stand in for sanchez. would be a great signing imo.

asheshammer's picture

At 30 he won't have too many seasons in him, but NEXT season is our number one priority. Giroud ticks all the boxes for us: big, rangy striker, generally dependable health, proven goalscorer, would work well with iheanacho IF we can sign him, and even if we didn't he can bring other players like Lanzini and Antonio into the game. It might also mean that Andy Carroll can be used more judiciously, hopefully keeping him fit for at least half a season -- there's a few goals in that if we can do it. In my opinion we need more than just Giroud, but he would be a great signing to get things rolling.

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North Bank Hammer's picture

He would be able to fit in very well I think. He scores his share of excellent goals, tap ins and manages to do that with some improvisation at times which takes a cool head in front of goal. This is probably the main reason for his goal tally always being there and there abouts.

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mcbikeman's picture

an upgrade in our striking dept i just worry if he will be that good for us as bilic does seem to play one upfront rather than two and the work we will get him doing could soon lead to the injury curse.....but thats a worry for when and if he signs.

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boogerscaravan's picture

Proven International, quality player, don't ponce about SUGO get it done...

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mcbikeman's picture

may have started boogers....according to skybet we are the 6/4 favs to now sign him before the sept deadline!! so i reckon its sullivan on the blower to arsenal "how much do you want for giroud? £20million is the reply mmm will you take £200thousand and a free ann summers catalogue with the final £19.8 million to be paid off over 10years? hello hello hello hello bugger they just hung up on us...but truthfully i just hope if this is one of the players they have targeted then get the bloody job done quicksmart and dont hang it out hoping arsenal will cave by the end of the window because i dont see that happening.

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No brainer at 20 mill!!

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No brainer for me. Available within our realistic price range and would allow us to be a bit flexible on the iheanacho deal. I can't really see what the problem is with the buy out clause, for city to want him he will have to be as good as aguero at least in 2 years!

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Dicks is the man's picture

Yes its a good point. i can't see city ever wanting to buy back anyone. the chances of the player becoming a 'world beater' that would vie for a place against the class of aguero and jesus is practically nil.

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Exactly my point dicksy, chances are virtually nil but if he does then that means we would probably be champions league and would attract better players as a result anyway. It's kinda stupid to fudge on a buy back with city as they will always be looking for the top 4 strikers in the world anyway.

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asheshammer's picture

Need to get it done. Bet yer botttom dollar we soon start to hear that "it's not the transfer fee that's the stumbling block, its the salary" ...

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Ive always said he would be a decent acquisition, I hope we do sign him. Will get us 15 goals at least

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mcbikeman's picture

He wants to keep giroud as he has qualities that arsenal need and said it was unfortunate that he did not play to many games last season...well the only person responsible for that mr wenger was you and your team selection...this just smells of arsenal wanting to up the price as they no we want strikers and with next years world cup giroud needs game time something he will get here more than at arsenal

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Dicks is the man's picture

typical wenger. i say we issue the ultimatum. sell us giroud or we insert a turnip into you.

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Man city after Patrick aubergine (close enough) so realistically iheanacho has to reach the standard of him within 2 years for city to want him back. As for Giroud, it's clear why winger is taking his stance.

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Dicks is the man's picture

Assombalonga AND Aubameyang - these two need to play together.

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mcbikeman's picture

not bad in a salad and this weather would make it a must the price could roquette:)

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:-) very good mcbikeman made me smirk.

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darrenharry's picture

For my liking.
Looks like he's smuggling love beads up his jacksie. Not for me.

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burkie's picture

Me neither, how about Negredo ,doesn't look like boro will keep him and Valencia are dead keen on selling him ,seems to have gone right off the radar

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cast iron's picture

Looks like Giroud is staying at Arsenal and Batman is staying at Chelski lets hope that this is all a smokescreen to force Sugo's hand cos if thats true that Leaves us Sturridge and Barclay both at the bargain price of 40 mill which I cant see our board going for some how. So better hurry up and negotiate for Ian-acho otherwise its gonna be the same story as last season.I still dont get this buy back clause, lots can happen in 2 seasons Kelachi Ianacho could get injured, he might not fit in, he might settle in London and not want to go back to Manchester but if we dont get a striker we could be under achieving next season and end up with relegation worries we need 2 strikers especially with this seasons fixture list round Christmas so wise up and make ur move

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burkie's picture

Wouldn't. Touch Barclay. One of the most over rated players in the prem

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mcbikeman's picture

well said

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Dicks is the man's picture

why does pochettino think hes good? theres something there if u ask me.

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We can all rest assured we ain't getting Barclay regardless of how good or bad he is. We won't spend more than 15 mill on any midfielder and even try to resist spending that on a forward. This board won't show any major intent on pushing up the table only maintaining our status quo. Those idiots thought they could buy better players without factoring in that everyone in England has good buying potential now and that every decent players price has risen by 10 mill since the new prem money.

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mcbikeman's picture

has had talks with the lyon president about a move if reports are to be believed ....rumours truth who can tell but is this another player we are happy to be linked with because it makes us look progressive but in truth we will go for the cheaper option again?

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asheshammer's picture

yes

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mcbikeman's picture

is giroud wants to stay and fight for his place at arsenal...and unless the gooners sign another striker he will not consider his future until mid august at the earliest...move on now i see another bacca saga here so lets get another one on our list crossed off and carry on down until we get to the benni mcarthy list!

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Dicks is the man's picture

what hes really saying is : SHOW ME THE MONEY.

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hammergirl's picture

thats two targets we have missed now...bit like our strikers last season

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