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Arsenal target Giroud to depart Montpellier

Montpellier have confirmed that Olivier Giroud has left the French champions but have not shed any light on his mooted move to Arsenal.

The 25-year old French striker has been heavily linked with a summer move to North London and the latest news from Montpellier suggests that a deal could be imminent.

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has confirmed Giroud's departure whilst his son Laurent has indicated that a deal with the Gunners is close.

"I wish him well because he's a good kid," Nicollin told Midi Libre.

Laurent Nicollin told RMC Sport: "The negotiations have gone very well. We have been in agreement for some days now."

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