Posted on Thursday, 28th June 2012 by The Goon
The 25-year-old, who claimed he can help bring success back to Arsenal and end the club’s trophy drought, completed his move to The Emirates from French champions Montpellier earlier in the week for a reported £13 million.
And Robson believes the France international will be a big hit at Arsenal.
Speaking to talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, Robson said:
‘I think it’s a good signing.
‘I’ve seen Giroud play for France and Montpellier and he’s an all-round striker. He’s not got pace but he’s got enough athleticism to get in behind people. He’s very good in the air and his link-up play is good.’
Although Giroud did extremely well for Montpellier last season, where he helped the French club to the title by netting 21 goals in 36 Ligue 1 appearances, I have my reservations about the striker, and here’s why.
They are definitely not the same type of player, but Marouane Chamakh arrived with much promise back in 2010, had a decent first season and is now rarely seen on the pitch. I just hope Giroud doesn’t follow in the same path as the Moroccan. I don’t think he will to be honest as he looks more of an athlete than Chamakh does, and looks more of a complete striker than the latter.
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