Arsenal have completed the signing of Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud for a fee rumoured to be around £12m. Giroud is Arsenal’s second major attacking acquisition of the summer after the transfer of German international Lukas Podolski from Cologne.
Giroud has signed a “long term” contract at Arsenal and was top scorer for Montpellier last season in Ligue 1, netting twenty one times to help MHSC pip Paris Saint-Germain to the title. He was also part of the French squad that reached the quarterfinals of Euro 2012.
French striker Giroud 25, is here seen modelling Arsenal’s new 2012/13 season home kit.