Arsenal left waiting as Frenchman puts transfer talks on hold

Olivier Giroud Montpellier 2012Arsenal target Olivier Giroud has today announced that he will not decide his future until the European Championships are over, as The Sun reports.

The 25 year old Frenchman has impressed in Ligue 1 this season, with 21 goals to aid Montpellier to their first ever title. Arsene Wenger is said to be interested in Giroud in an attempt to help take the goal scoring burden from club captain Robin Van Persie.

A reported £12.8 million release clause is attracting Wenger to lure Giroud from Stade de la Mosson, but Champions League runners up Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in signing the French star.

Now both Bayern and Arsenal will be forced to be patient and keep their fingers crossed as Giroud focuses on representing France in Euro 2012.

It is believed that Arsenal scout Giles Grimandi has been closely watching Giroud since March and reporting back to Arsene Wenger inLondon. Giroud himself has said that he ‘loves the French feel at Arsenal’; and this is something that Wenger will no doubt hopes will help the 25 year olds decision after Euro 2012.

For now Arsenal fans must watch on closely, and see how their summer target fares at the European Championships, especially as his team face England on June the 11th.

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