Arsene Wenger has more or less confirmed the signing of Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, saying he’s ‘90% an Arsenal player’.
Speaking to TF1, Wenger spoke about the 25 year old’s Euro 2012 tournament thus far, saying, “Giroud didn’t play much, but he’s going to be an Arsenal player 90% next season.
“I think he has exceptional potential and will integrate very well in our collective and our way of playing. He’s a real team player and knows how to combine with other players and I’m sure he will do well with us.”
Giroud scored 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season, helping the French minnows to the title, and it looks like he’ll be wearing red and white next season.
Wenger also spoke about confirmed new arrival Lukas Podolski, who made his 100th appearance for Germany against Denmark.
“Podolski did a great job for the German team, he has superb team work. He plays in a cautious way sometimes, but he’s still scored a very important goal against Denmark for his 100th cap.
“I am very happy with what I’ve seen from him.”
Thanks to Ryo_Cleverfish for the heads up and Ollie for the translation
Source: video in French
Question for Goonerettes and/or non-homophobic Gooners:
Giroud or Arteta…who’s more attractive?
Gay gooners have no say?
Ahh I see the error of my ways…Gay gooners are most certainly invited!
There aren’t any gay gooners.
Come on Gays, why all the fuss?
I’d definetly go for a threesome of arteta, giroud and van persie ofcourse holding my hair.
Good handsome men to score good quality goals between them.
P/s i’m not so bad myself.
Presumably gay gooners are part of the non-homophobic gooners.
The non-homophobic part kind of implies gay men also. Arteta by the way.
Come on, gays. We all know Andre Santos is the most attractive.
Na, Sagna is the most attractive. Nobody in the football world can hold a candle to his physique.
na$ri!! oh wait…
basically I would kiss giroud’s face, but for Arteta i’d kiss his hair instead.
…So Arteta wins then.
i believe your talking about ludavine sagna? cos she is so epic…….
Let’s just say if I were kim kardashian I wouldn’t mind dating them both. What handsome men!!!.
Kim only goes for black guys or giant pricks. Adebayor or Joey Barton would be perfect for her.
“… if I were Kim Kardashian…”
I’d definetly go for a threesome of arteta,giroud and van persie ofcourse holding my hair.
Good handsome men to score good quality goals between them.
P/s: i’m not so bad myself.
I used to be able to say I had campfires at the back of David Beckham’s house. Apparently he’s sold it now, and rumour has it that the Kardashians have bought it. Might stop going there now for fear of being infected/raped by one of them roaming wildly in their back garden.
He’s a good gay!
Arteta, beautiful man and beautiful player,
Well that depends…
…on how many goals they score.
his looks are so underrated…
It’s a difficult art to make people crack up laughing with one word but you sir have mastered it!
Both of them don’t hold a candle to Super Rob. *Swoon*.
C’mon. Bobby’s been Arseblog’s man for ages now. Get your own hunk.
Can’t Bobby be everyone’s hunk? There’s enough of those luscious dark locks for everybody!
rob the chef?
Mvila tops the lot. A good looking arsenal team next year and a SUCCESSFUL on.
Giroud is soooo hot. So are Podolski and Van Persie. And I wouldn’t say no to Arteta or Vermaelen either!
Boys, I think we have the making of a very solid Chippendale calendar next year!
I’m surprised you didn’t say Walcott. My gf and I actually have that understanding. If I ever meet Melanie Iglesias in person, I get to take a shot. If she ever meets Theo Walcott, she gets to take a shot. lol…fair trade, I’d say.
Me and my missus met Walcott at some promotional thingy last year. She wasn’t that impressed. I think he was too polite.
If it was Drogba, he probably would’ve had to call security.
Walcott does nothing for me.
The Ox on the other hand… Bring it!
I’d have both of them 😉
Please visit a doctor, Allah is the one & true merciful god!
Is he as good looking at Giroud or Arteta though? That is the question
Vermaelen > Giroud > RvP > Arteta
So far so good Arsene. Already looking forward to next season, with or without RVP.
This is so out of character for Wenger, no? Can’t believe he’s spoken on a transfer that isn’t completed yet. Anyway, I like it, and beats the wry smile and “When we sign a player, I’ll tell you.” response.
He did the same with Park.
but no one gave a shit about park arriving.
Well done Agent Lolo. Now for M’Vila.
The 10% left is made up of 7% medicals and 3% signature!
arsene’s code cracked 1.if he doesn’t like the player he just comes out and denies it. 2.if he likes the player he talks about the player’s qualities regardless of wether he is coming to arsenal or not. 3.if he puts up that “bitch please” smile it means he’s working on signing the guy and he wants the media not to fuck it up for him. 4.if he doesn’t react to anything by saying ‘i don’t wanna talk about it.we have to focus on the next game’ it means he is not evenly remotley close to achieving anything 5.if he likes… Read more »
It’s really cool of wenger to tidy up every transfer business. waitin for you GIROUD
Let’s hope he has more work ethic than Chamakh and parties less
Oh yeah, and that he’s not shit
I promise not to be shit.
First you should promise to write your name write next time 😉
*right. haha that’s embarrassing.
Come on wenger let’s add some sugar onto the starting line up. What a handsome man he is.
In the virtual world, I have Giroud, Podolski and M’Vila in my starting XI for Arsenal on FIFA12 and Arsenal is 4.5 star without Van Persie and Song.
Don’t know why I think they’ll both be sold before the season starts.
I don’t understand people saying we can’t have 3 strikers in our squad, remember the days when we had Henry Bergkamp Wiltord and Kanu to pick from?
i played monopoly today
Yes, we yes, we can have 3 strikers in the squad, especially as Podolski will play out on the left like a winger most of the time. But I can’t be the only one worried that they may be bracing to lose RVP… i don’t know why. I just won’t be settled until he does sign. He really will be LANS
Nice one Arsene now please get us m’vila and a right full back as cover for sagna someone like debuchy. Keep the good work going Boss. In Arsene we trust
Actually, I don’t mind Coquelin and Jenkinson as RB cover. And I know the boss seems to think Djourou can cover there as well (he can’t). All that to say, I don’t envision us buying any defenders/fullbacks this summer.
But M’Vila? Yes please.
Djourou played at RB because Jenks had a fractured spine or some weird injury.
Too bad, because that kid could run forever.
News to me!
arsene waiting at the unveiling ceremony with arsenal jersey-
wenger:why are you late?
player:sorry boss frimpong was giving out free DENCH t-shirts for us new signings.
Don’t worry guys, I’m 100% an Arsenal player, through and through 🙂
high five guys! high five!
Nice one mr wenger,the remaining 10% is for medical and signature..now go for m’villa and a right footed. In Arsene we trust
if you trust him, why tell the world what you think he should do instead?
2 international signings before the end of June.. primo!
twitter is awash with rumour and speculation about every clown in a suit.. great to see put his talking hat on.
top trumps cham&park verses poldi&giroud.. happpynewyear!
The best players are, statistically, left-footed as they work on their weaker foot a lot more than right-footed players. So you can keep your right-footed players
Bet the last 10% is the goalscoring ones 🙂
All puns aside I don’t entirely get why Wenger buys a big lump, when he already had a half decent one in Little Nicky.
But I guess Giroud is more efficient.
Because Giroud is better than “Little Nicky” and can actually keep his shorts up
We are buying some handsome players at the Arsenal. the days; Giroud and Polodski. Expect a few more new supporters this season.
Arsene saying Giroud is 90% complete must mean we just need his signature… is that not making us vulnerable to gazumping.
M’Villa was suppose to be 99% complete as per Twitterdom, especially one Twitter Prince who is so sure we’ve got him… he teases he followers with certainty and assurance and his followers have increased from 1124 to 3700 in three weeks … yet Arsenal and Arsene says nothing…. Curious
We need to show respect to the French national team and wait for the Euro’s to be over, so that we don’t distract any of their players with our contract signing party.
Wenger: You can all sign up right now… Except Samir, Patrice and Gael. You 3 must wait in the hall.
Giroud is on the Arsenal team list column on NEWSNOW. Has been most of the week. 😉
And thats already 90 % more than that chinless cunt na$ri ever was.
My son wants to win the league with arsenal,arsene is a fantastic coach,my son also told me that Yann is almost done.what i need right now is a place where i would live in london so as to constantly see my Olivier
I laughed…..end of.
Sorry Nik, the full quote is: “I think, therefore I am”.
You have some work to do there before you are.
A waste of space?
Not nearly as good as you think you are?
Unable to find a proper fitting belt?
Unable to pay for a pizza?
Unable to drink alcohol properly?
Spending too much time with Lee ‘Caveman’ Cattermole?
No news on Titus Bramble?
I heard a rumour that he’s going to redo the living room walls this weekend. Betfair are giving 7/1 that he goes with ‘Autumn Peach’.
I love the club and all these trophy-less years have done nothing to change that.
However, there’s something to be said for all this transfer activity in the beginning of the summer. I’m really, really excited about next season!
Why is that guy staring at Giroud’s ass in that pic?
True. He looks in awe of Giroud’s ass.
Why wouldn’t he stare at it? I would 🙂
only 90%? WENGER OUT! USMANOV IN!
Usmanov as manager? Well, that would be an odd decision
*Somewhere in a deep cavern in North London*
‘Well done Agent Koscielny. But Master Wenger still wants a right back, so feel free to use our Starbucks gift card and have talks with Debuchy.’
‘Now, Agent Sagna. Your work on M’Vila appeared to have been complete, but Agent Ribery the dirty prick has come in to try and hijack a deal and bring him to Bayern. Whip out the heavy artillery if you know what I mean.’
“Agent Santos, Neymar likes good looking ‘gays’ and fish and chips. Do what you have to do.’
I bet he will thrive on those jenkinson’s crosses. Finally someone to put a finish on those lads wonderful crosses. I hope.
This time when we visit stoke i would love to see once a long throw from our side to get converted (mert,verminator,kos,sagna,giroud,persie,podolski).
Why does everyone think he bangs in lots of headed goals. He only got one last season.
Is he any good?
Saw Podolski play in the Euros, to much sideways and back passes for my liking.
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Does this signal a shift in Arsenal transfer policy where we only go for the good looking lads instead of the dodgy hair brigade?
It might sell some more kits off of arsenal.com and fund future transfers.
Even if we don’t have a good season…at least we will look good doing it. I don’t want a bunch of Dirk Kuyt’s running around giving children nightmares
Just a thought……and I’m expecting a lot of stick! Flamini return? Good versitle player!
But he’ll yeah how good looking is our team!
I repeat Flamini fucked off to milan after running down
his contract on purpose. The troll promised he
would stay but instead chose to play us like he
did when we got him from marseille. So as far
as this goes, he can fuck off to a lower league
like say brazilian and get kicked in the face
acouple of times when the endless riots come
up time and again.
From what i know is flamini is that he had been offered to many clubs before that season but there were none. So Wenger (i guess this was his words) said you be at Arsenal this season lets see what happens next season. Now he performed really well so he did deserve a little pay rise ( very much like what we have done given with arteta ).
moral:never do business with marseille
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Personally…I’m underwhelmed with Giroud. I think the Prem will be too fast for him. He looks lightweight. Might as well go for Micheal Owen for free!
Owen?!?!?! Giroud is too lightweight, so you’d rather have Owen?!?!
He’s 6’3″ ffs! He’ll bulk up on English food.
Dirk kuyt is one ugly fucker….FACT
1. Dirk Kuyt
2. Robbie Savage
3. Sergio Ramos (prior to euro2012 hairdo)
we need more dinnerladylikes.
Don’t forget Puyol!
Arsenal are the prems most handsome team…FACT…..
Arsen…..yo a genius……refs wont be able to send off giroud n podolski….lol……..they jus aint worth a red…
So you’re saying those ref are gays?
Mission Accomplished. Onto the Next One. Mission M’Villa and another surprise signing. Get In Wenger.
I’m in heaven!
I’m off to the store to buy the latest copy of…uh…Tetu?
If you look closely at one of the other pics you can see No 52 without his paddy powers!
Ben arfa being mentioned aswell can’t wait for the new season to start
I’d be surprised at Ben Arfa rumour being true.
Diaby and him are not best friends at all unless they’ve made up since their clarefontaine days
google or you tube search diaby ben arfa fight
we also thought RVP & Vermaelan wouldnt get along due to their scuffle yonks ago? now look at the happy gooner family.
Who the fuck is diaby?
“Diaby and him are not best friends at all…”
I just had a vision of Ben Arfa keeping schtum and playing through the pain, to avoid having to join Diaby in the medical centre.
This could work……
They were 15 year old kids and were actually good mates when that happened and they have no problem with each other now so could’ent see that being a problem
The potential new signings are exciting news but just as exciting is knowing how next season the squad we have will have grown that little bit more together and the youngsters in the team are really coming along.it will be nice to have some fresh faces but personally cant wait to see wilshire,arteta,diaby,sagna,ox and theo all together and on form.maybe it has to be our year?
Overheard at training in the Czech Republic camp (probably):
Tomas Rosicky: “Oi, Jiracek!”
Petr Jiracek: “Yeah? Well yer a Czech too…”
It’s an exciting prospect with these additions to our squad (if the majority are fit come August) but I desperately hope to see 442 again at The Arsenal, what’s the point in several good strikers if you only play 1 and that 1 is a nailed on starter for every match, anyway if I think back a few months we definitely need to sort out the amount of goals we concede!
Both Van Persie and Podolski can play either side (or just behind) a proper centre forward.
Why not continue with 433 and play 3 forwards. no point going back to 442 that would be like scrapping mobiles and going to the phone box again very tedious. 2 banks of 4 yawn yawn are u roy hodgson?
Because putting RVP on the right would be an absolute waste. He doesn’t have the speed to counter an elite full back, and his positioning is immaculate as a CF.
What go back to a formation where we’ve had plenty of success, when we used to end games with 3 or 4 strikers on the pitch yeah I imagine it would be quite dull
Can someone find that Park guy and ask him for the number 9 jersey back?
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I still can’t feel comfortable with this until I see him on the official site in the new kit. The player hasn’t said anything himself to back it up. Now that’s either because he might just snub the move or because he’s a classy motherfucker and respects the fans at his current club. Obviously I’m hoping it’s the latter.
I hate the summer, it puts the shits up me. Having said that, I like the way we’re going so far. Much more encouraging than recent years.
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He’s a good looking guy. Just not as good lookin as I.
From what I have seen, he is a better footballer though.
good news now let’s sign a creative midfielder that can score goals
You poor fool. Now feel the power of this fully-operational Jack Wilshere.
IT’S A TRAP!
help me poldi-1-kenobi,… your my only hope!
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I like the cut of Arteta’s gib, and Giroud is very easy on the eyes, however I would have to say that regardless of their looks Joes Barton still remainds a complete fucking cunt.
Sorry, that should read Joey Barton… and however you spell it he is still a fucking cunt..
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