Montpellier coach Rene Girard wants Arsenal to include striker Marouane Chamakh in their bid for Olivier Giroud.

Girard has this week confirmed Arsenal 's interest in the France international.

And last night he revealed: "Wenger wants Giroud. The player likes England, and especially Arsenal. Everyone knows that Wenger follows him carefully. If they present a good offer we will evaluate.

"In this case we will also speak about Chamakh."