So it seems the Giroud story could have ‘legs’ after Montpellier coach Rene Girard gave an interview to French radio station RMC.
Giroud loves England as well as Arsenal. We know Wenger wants him in his team. If they make an offer that’s probably where he’ll go.
It’s likely that Giroud had to go to Arsenal. In this case we’d like to get Chamack on loan but I don’t know if it is possible.
Loan Chamakh, they can have him!
Funny that Girad says we haven’t made an offer yet, or is he just keeping quiet?
No doubt this news will add to the speculation surrounding Robin’s contract, some will I suspect think that should we sign Giroud, he will be Robin’s replacement but why? Robin wants us to show ambition, isn’t signing this kind of player doing exactly that?
If Park and Chamack both leave, then we definitely need more up front and Giroud will give us just that.
Talking of strikers, Shevchenko scored two really good goals for Ukraine last night, at the ripe old age of 35, he made sure that his country defeated Sweden. After the match, I listened to Alan Shearer who said that all the time the crosses are going into the box, it’s the strikers job to find them and bury their chance and that’s just what Shevchenko did.
So next time we all sit and moan about Sagna, Gervinho, Walcott etc crossing ‘into an empty space but the right space’, have a think! Maybe that’s why we are looking to sign a 6′ 3″ striker who is strong in the air and one who gets into those spaces where the crosses end up!
What a howler from James Milner, how did he not bury his chance last night for England? I thought it was a quite a good game really, Oxlade-Chamberlain showed just what he is made of and is no doubt a sure bet to start the next game, the ref was a complete idiot who clearly favoured the French and it was a shame that Na$ri was the man to score Frances’ equaliser. Hart will be disappointed to have seen that go past him, well he should be!
One Frenchman retired from the game yesterday and that’s Sylvain Wiltord who helped us to win Premier League titles in 2002 and 2004. He returned to France after The Invinsible season where he went on to help Lyon win the league title in 2005, 2006 and 2007. After that he headed to Rennes and onto a couple of other French clubs before finally hanging up his boots yesterday.
Hope he has a long and happy retirement…
Last bit of news is that The Daily Mail report that Zenit and Arsenal are in talks about Arshavin, £8 Million is the amount his old club will have to pay for his services…
That’s it for today, have a good one, I’m off out in the rain!