Arsenal unveil Giroud

Arsenal have unveiled new signing Olivier Giroud, who is determined to fire the north London club to silverware next season.

The France international forward joins the Emirates Stadium outfit from Ligue 1 champions Montpellier for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £13 million.

Giroud is delighted with his move and is looking forward to getting started with his new club.

“There is a good spirit here, and that is another reason why I chose this club,” Giroud told the club’s official website.

“I am confident in the potential of the group and I am convinced that in the future, hopefully next season, we can win something.

“It is difficult in England because there are so many big teams, but that is what gives it its charm, what makes it beautiful.

“It is the hardest league and it won’t be easy to impose myself, but I am confident. I have the weapons to do well here.

“I will need some time to adapt of course, but I am not worried about that. I think I will adapt well.

“I am a player who likes to play, who likes to participate in the game. That is why I think the way Arsenal play will suit me.

“I like scoring goals and Arsenal create a lot of chances, so if I do well, then we will do well.

“Of course, there are big strikers here, it is a big club and there will be a lot of competition for places, but it is up to me to win my place,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight