Olivier Giroud's move to Arsenal was confirmed over a month ago, with the Frenchman leaving Montpellier of France in order to arrive at the Emirates Stadium. The transfer fee agreed upon was £13 million, which is a good deal for the Gunners considering Giroud was arguably Montpellier's most valuable player last season.
The Marouane Chamakh deal to Arsenal was met with lots of hope from Arsenal fans, who believed that Wenger could capture a trophy for the first time since 2005.
But fast-forward to now—Robin van Persie is leaving, the Gunners have yet to win a non-preseason trophy, and Marouane Chamakh spends his days on the bench.
And now that Olivier Giroud has been signed, I've come across many Gooners who sighed when they heard about it, afraid that he would follow in the footsteps of the Moroccan.
They may be similar in a few ways: both are Ligue 1 champions, both are very tall, and both are finishers.
But Giroud will fare better in North London than Chamakh did.
Here are five reasons why.