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Three Reasons Why Arsenal Must Sign £40m French Star

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2015-16 represented Arsenal’s best chance at winning the title. Their main rivals were going through turbulent times. However, Leicester City managed to show the class and confidence one would expect from the Gunners and got the Premier League trophy. One of the major reasons why Arsenal could not end their title drought was because of the striker problem.

Giroud was always Wenger’s Plan B …. Vardy fits Plan A

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Following on from LB's post yesterday asking what we could expect from Vardy in an Arsenal shirt, I thought that I would delve a bit deeper into the factors that would affect that expectation and why he is the type of player we need.

Obviously all this is based on the assumption that Vardy will sign for North London's Finest .

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Trigger Jamie Vardy’s £20million Transfer Clause

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With Granit Xhaka already in the bag, Arsenal have now turned their attentions to Premier League winner Jamie Vardy, with the Gunners bidding around £20million for the striker.

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The Guardian's Stuart James dropped the story on Friday afternoon, reporting that in bidding between 20-22million for Vardy, Arsenal had triggered the player's release clause for the Leicester City star.

Analyzing Arsenal’s 3 best transfer target options for center back

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Arsenal are seemingly taking more of a proactive approach to this summer's transfer window than they did during 2015. While goalkeeper Petr Cech was the only first team player to be signed last summer, the Gunners have already added £30 million central midfielder Granit Xhaka, and it's not even June yet.

Analyzing Arsenal’s 3 best transfer target options for center back

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Arsenal are seemingly taking more of a proactive approach to this summer's transfer window than they did during 2015. While goalkeeper Petr Cech was the only first team player to be signed last summer, the Gunners have already added £30 million central midfielder Granit Xhaka, and it's not even June yet.

Arsenal unveil new home jersey for 2016/17 season

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The new Arsenal home jersey for the 2016/17 season was revealed today with a striking new look. Drawing inspiration from the Gunners throughout the 1990's, this modern interpretation of a classic merges innovative technology with design features that give a nod to Arsenal's past.

Designed in the classic Arsenal home red, PUMA has created the new 2016/17 home jersey based on the traditional and iconic home shirt treasured by fans.

Arsenal unveil new home jersey for 2016/17 season

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The new Arsenal home jersey for the 2016/17 season was revealed today with a striking new look. Drawing inspiration from the Gunners throughout the 1990's, this modern interpretation of a classic merges innovative technology with design features that give a nod to Arsenal's past.

Designed in the classic Arsenal home red, PUMA has created the new 2016/17 home jersey based on the traditional and iconic home shirt treasured by fans.

Mesut Ozil likes post slating Arsenal team-mate Olivier Giroud

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Arsenal Season In Review: Missed Opportunity

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By finishing second Arsenal might have secured their highest Premier League finish since 2004/05, but to most Arsenal fans this was a season of missed opportunity. With traditional title contenders Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all embroiled in their own struggles this season, the door was open for Arsene Wenger's side to pick up their first title in more than a decade.

Sanchez upstages Pellegrini to hit Manchester City’s top-four bid

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Alexis Sanchez's 68th-minute equaliser dealt a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes as Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

In his final home game as City manager before handing over to Pep Guardiola, Manuel Pellegrini saw Kevin De Bruyne put the hosts in front after Sergio Aguero's early opener was cancelled out by Olivier Giroud.

France

Griezmann brace, Arsenal forward impresses in France 2-1 Ireland

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to move into the last eight of Euro 2016 on Sunday in Lyon.

France manager Didier Deschamps has made four changes to his side that drew 0-0 with Switzerland in their last match with Dimitri Payet, Blaise Matuidi, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud all returning to the starting XI.

Giroud hails dogged France after Albania scare

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Marseille (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud hailed France's never-say-die attitude after a last-gasp 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday sent the hosts into the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Giroud missed a few real chances for Les Bleus, notably hitting the base of the upright with a second-half header at a packed Stade Velodrome in Marseille where second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 90th minute.

Giroud hails dogged France after Albania scare

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Marseille (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud hailed France's never-say-die attitude after a last-gasp 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday sent the hosts into the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Giroud missed a few real chances for Les Bleus, notably hitting the base of the upright with a second-half header at a packed Stade Velodrome in Marseille where second-half substitute Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock in the 90th minute.

Griezmann, Payet save France blushes against Albania

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Marseille (AFP) Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

Griezmann, Payet save France blushes against Albania

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Marseille (AFP) Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania on Wednesday.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

Arsenal star finds the net, stunning goal from Payet in France 2-1 Romania

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France open their Euro 2016 campaign with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Romania at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night. It was the first time since Euro 2000 that the host nation won the opening game, thanks to a late stunning goal from West Ham forward Dimitri Payet.

Despite a blitzkrieg of an opening start, both teams squandered few excellent goal scoring opportunities, with the scoreline remaining 0-0 at half time.

Payet stunner rescues France in Euro 2016 opener

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's stunning 25 metre strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start at Euro 2016 on Friday as they beat Romania 2-1.

Payet was France's standout performer all night. His cross also created the opener for Olivier Giroud before Bogdan Stancu's penalty looked to have handed Romania a point.

Payet stunner rescues France in Euro 2016 opener

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's stunning 25 metre strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start at Euro 2016 on Friday as they beat Romania 2-1.

Payet was France's standout performer all night. His cross also created the opener for Olivier Giroud before Bogdan Stancu's penalty looked to have handed Romania a point.

France beat Romania 2-1 in European Championship opening football match

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's long-range goal gave host nation France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 on Friday.

Olivier Giroud had opened the scoring at the Stade de France in the 57th minute but Bogdan Stancu had equalised with a penalty after veteran Patrice Evra's foul.

France beat Romania 2-1 in European Championship opening football match

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's long-range goal gave host nation France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 on Friday.

Olivier Giroud had opened the scoring at the Stade de France in the 57th minute but Bogdan Stancu had equalised with a penalty after veteran Patrice Evra's foul.

Euro 2016 top scorer odds: Who will win the Golden Boot? 11 favourites, four outsiders

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Lights out at midnight for Les Bleus ahead of Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) French coach Didier Deschamps has imposed a lights out at midnight regime in the team base as he prepares his players to launch the European Championship finals on Friday, according to striker Olivier Giroud.

"He (Deschamps) doesn't want any music after midnight so the players have to leave the games room," Giroud told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday, three days ahead of the opening match against Romania in Paris.

Lights out at midnight for Les Bleus ahead of Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) French coach Didier Deschamps has imposed a lights out at midnight regime in the team base as he prepares his players to launch the European Championship finals on Friday, according to striker Olivier Giroud.

"He (Deschamps) doesn't want any music after midnight so the players have to leave the games room," Giroud told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday, three days ahead of the opening match against Romania in Paris.

French team all systems go for Euro 2016

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Metz (France) (AFP) Despite a troubled build-up to Euro 2016 off the field, France showed that they are ready on it by brushing aside Scotland 3-0 in Metz in their last pre-tournament friendly on Saturday.

A brace from Olivier Giroud and a header from his Arsenal colleague Laurent Koscielny, all in the first half, separated the teams at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, and France could have won by a far greater margin.

French team all systems go for Euro 2016

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Metz (France) (AFP) Despite a troubled build-up to Euro 2016 off the field, France showed that they are ready on it by brushing aside Scotland 3-0 in Metz in their last pre-tournament friendly on Saturday.

A brace from Olivier Giroud and a header from his Arsenal colleague Laurent Koscielny, all in the first half, separated the teams at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, and France could have won by a far greater margin.

Giroud double helps France sink Scotland in friendly

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Metz (France) (AFP) Olivier Giroud fired another riposte to his critics with a brace as Euro 2016 hosts France brushed aside Scotland 3-0 in Metz on Saturday in their final friendly ahead of the tournament.

The Arsenal centre-forward was booed by a section of the France support prior to last Monday's 3-2 win against Cameroon but he netted in that game and his brace at the Stade Saint-Symphorien was a further indication that he has what it takes to lead an attack deprived of Karim Benzema.

Giroud double helps France sink Scotland in friendly

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Metz (France) (AFP) Olivier Giroud fired another riposte to his critics with a brace as Euro 2016 hosts France brushed aside Scotland 3-0 in Metz on Saturday in their final friendly ahead of the tournament.

The Arsenal centre-forward was booed by a section of the France support prior to last Monday's 3-2 win against Cameroon but he netted in that game and his brace at the Stade Saint-Symphorien was a further indication that he has what it takes to lead an attack deprived of Karim Benzema.

Giroud double helps France sink Scotland

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Metz (France) (AFP) Olivier Giroud scored twice as France thumped Scotland 3-0 on Saturday in their final warm-up match ahead of next week's Euro 2016 opener against Romania at the Stade de France.

Arsenal striker Giroud cleverly flicked home a Bacary Sagna cross to fire France into an eighth-minute lead in Metz, and he added a second on 35 minutes after David Marshall could only parry a crisp low drive from Dimitri Payet.

Giroud double helps France sink Scotland

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Metz (France) (AFP) Olivier Giroud scored twice as France thumped Scotland 3-0 on Saturday in their final warm-up match ahead of next week's Euro 2016 opener against Romania at the Stade de France.

Arsenal striker Giroud cleverly flicked home a Bacary Sagna cross to fire France into an eighth-minute lead in Metz, and he added a second on 35 minutes after David Marshall could only parry a crisp low drive from Dimitri Payet.

Midfielder Matuidi tells French fans to lay off Giroud

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Neustift (Austria) (AFP) France midfielder Blaise Matuidi pleaded with fans on Wednesday to stop jeering his international team-mate Olivier Giroud.

Some fans whistled and booed when Giroud's name was read out before Monday's 3-2 pre-Euro 2016 friendly victory over Cameroon in Nantes.

"I spoke with him after the victory over Cameroon.

Midfielder Matuidi tells French fans to lay off Giroud

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Neustift (Austria) (AFP) France midfielder Blaise Matuidi pleaded with fans on Wednesday to stop jeering his international team-mate Olivier Giroud.

Some fans whistled and booed when Giroud's name was read out before Monday's 3-2 pre-Euro 2016 friendly victory over Cameroon in Nantes.

"I spoke with him after the victory over Cameroon.

France coach Deschamps condemns Giroud boos

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Neustift (Austria) (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday hit out at supporters who booed striker Olivier Giroud during the Euro 2016 hosts' 3-2 friendly win against Cameroon in Nantes on Monday.

"It is certainly a minority and it is really unfair," said Deschamps after the Arsenal striker, 29, was whistled by a section of the home crowd when the teams were announced but scored his country's second goal during the match at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

France coach Deschamps condemns Giroud boos

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Neustift (Austria) (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday hit out at supporters who booed striker Olivier Giroud during the Euro 2016 hosts' 3-2 friendly win against Cameroon in Nantes on Monday.

"It is certainly a minority and it is really unfair," said Deschamps after the Arsenal striker, 29, was whistled by a section of the home crowd when the teams were announced but scored his country's second goal during the match at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

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Nantes (France) (AFP) West Ham's Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday.

The attacking midfielder stepped up on the stroke of regulation time to curl a magnificent free-kick past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

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Nantes (France) (AFP) West Ham's Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday.

The attacking midfielder stepped up on the stroke of regulation time to curl a magnificent free-kick past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

France Squad for Euro 2016: Manchester United striker selected, Giroud in, Ben Arfa misses out

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France national team manager Didier Deschamps has selected his 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on Thursday. While most of his selections are justified, the inclusion of the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud ahead of Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa has raised eyebrows.

In the absence of Karim Benzema, who will miss the tournament after receiving a ban for his involvement in an alleged blackmail scandal from the French federation last month, Deschamps has included as many six forwards to his squad but named the in-form forward Ben Arfa as a reserve.

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial, Dimitri Payet and Olivier Giroud start for France vs Albania

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Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Bleu Steel: Leicester’s N’Golo Kanté One Of 10 Premier League Players Named In France EURO 2016 Squad

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On the day N'Golo Kanté was named Leicester City's Player of the Season, the combative midfielder has also been rewarded for a magnificent title-winning campaign in Englandwith a place in France's squad for EURO 2016.

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Joining Kanté in Didier Deschamp's squad are nine other Premier League players, including West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet, Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.