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Giroud excited by Arsenal move

ESPN staff
June 25, 2012
Olivier Giroud bagged 21 goals for Montpellier last season © PA Photos

Olivier Giroud has spoken of his delight at being on the brink of sealing a move to Arsenal.

The striker has been on Arsenal's radar for some time and manager Arsene Wenger claimed last week that a deal was very close to being completed.

With France now out of Euro 2012, Giroud can focus on his own future and he is ready to seal his move from Montpellier.

It is being reported he will head to London this week for a medical, before putting his name to a deal that is believed to be worth £12 million to the French side.

"I am so happy to be signing for Arsenal - it is something that represents so much for me," Giroud is quoted as saying in the Sun.

"I've always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Arsenal are a great club with many French players."

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