Arsenal plot summer move for Montpellier striker - with video
Published 22:30 20/02/12 By MirrorFootball
Arsenal are plotting a summer move for France striker Olivier Giroud, according to reports.
The Gunners had scouts watching the Montpellier forward during the Ligue 1 club's 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
Scouts from Bayern Munich and Napoli are also reported to have been at the match assessing Giroud.
The 25-year-old has been in top form this season, grabbing 20 goals in 27 matches for Montpellier.
Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi confirmed the Gunners were keen on Giroud a fortnight ago.
"He's one of those we're looking at. It is impossible not to watch him after his development in the past two years," the former Arsenal defender.
Montpellier currently value the forward at £30m but the Gunners hope they may be able to do business for around half that figure.