Backpage roundup: Grimandi’s confession, Doumbia’s snub, Afobe’s loan deal, Afellay and Aguero

Giroud Is RVP’s Replacement, Admits Grimandi Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi has finally confessed that the club bought Olivier Giroud as a direct replacement for their want-away striker Robin van Persie. The Arsenal captain recently told the press that he will not be renewing his contract with the club, after which talks of his departure from […]

Wenger ‘agrees fee’ for Giroud

ARSENE Wenger is said to have agreed a fee of almost £13million to take Olivier Giroud to Arsenal from Montpellier, reports tonight suggest. There is a vast amount of conjecture swirling around that Giroud joining the Gunners could be part of a deal that sees Marouane Chamakh head the other way either on loan or […]