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The Frenchman joined the Gunners after Euro 2012
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why he signed Olivier Giroud, believing that he is a real centre forward.
The Gunners brought in the Montpellier striker, who fired the French club to the Ligue 1 title last season and Wenger thinks the forward’s intelligence will benefit the side.
“He [Giroud] has a good, strong body and I feel he has qualities that are needed in our squad,” the boss explained. “Hopefully he can show that.
“I bought him because he’s a real centre forward and he is an intelligent player.
“He is a player who developed late and I feel he can integrate in the way we play football and add something to the way we play because he is good in the air.”