26 Jun '12, 10am

Football: Giroud agrees Arsenal deal

Football: Giroud agrees Arsenal deal

LONDON: Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud has agreed to join Arsenal on a long-term contract, the English Premier League club announced Tuesday. The 25-year-old France striker completed a medical before agreeing terms at the club's training ground on Monday evening. The completion of the transfer is now just the subject of "formal processes", according to Arsenal. Giroud, whose contract with Arsenal will commence on July 1, told the club's website: "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." Giroud said the style of football Arsenal, who finished third in the English top-flight last season, play under French manager Arsene Wenger had been a major factor in his decision. "I was attracted by the phi...

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