The strong French striker has never been the silkiest of footballers, but his aerial ability, holding the ball up and strength when competing with powerful centre-backs has always been seen as the Gunners’ Plan B in recent seasons, and has always chipped in with some impressive goals.
And today the Mirror are claiming that West Ham will sanction a £20 million transfer fee and £130,000 in wages for the 30-year-old – which would be the biggest deal in the Hammers’ history.
Given he’s now the wrong side of 30, and a bit of a one trick pony at times, there are definitely a sizeable amount of Arsenal fans who wouldn’t mind Giroud heading for the exit door.
But not everybody is on the same page:
Where did West Ham get the idea £20m is enough for Giroud? He's £25m-£30m bracket.
— Elliott (@elliottkyne) June 26, 2017
I'd keep Giroud not just because he's good against against any type of defence but simply because he's a better footballer than Welbeck
— David (@WideCreator) June 26, 2017
98 goals in 5 years is class. Giroud is really underrated.
— Dylan (@Paedrophile) June 26, 2017
Giroud stats are unreal for the Arsenal, but Arsenal yer da fans think he cost us the PL title this year by celebrating v Bournemouth
— Fin (@Girology) June 26, 2017
98 goals in 227 games for giroud is actually good dunno why people hate on him
— Tom (@_TomJournettt) June 26, 2017
— Bergkampesque (@VaGooner10) June 26, 2017
Giroud is shit ⚒ injury prone ⚒ no pace ⚒ at the tail end of his career ⚒ we need young hungry strikers with something to prove
— Scott Cummins (@ScottCummins195) June 25, 2017
Not sure why people are getting pants in a twist if Giroud leaves.
Part of the reason we’ve not won Titles or CL.
Good but not great.
— Andy (@yorkshiregunner) June 26, 2017
can't wait till Giroud leaves, day Arsenal start winning again
— Jake (@KingDeBruyne) June 26, 2017
Sell giroud . Trade Sanchez with Aguero . Buy mbappe to play left wing and lacazette as back up to Aguero . We'd be good just like that
— Blueprint ✌? (@iam_shehugireii) June 26, 2017
We should sell Giroud and get Schick.
— JDP_fan (@Kecion_AFC) June 25, 2017
What do you think of the scenario? And where will Giroud be playing next season?
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