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Nice technical director Gilles Grimandi has confirmed that the French side are interested in signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea at the end of the season.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed that Arsenal were close to pursuing his services during his time at Real Sociedad - back in the summer of 2013.
Arsenal have deployed head scout Gilles Grimandi to monitor the progress of Inter Milan's on loan forward Yann Karamoh. The French under-21 international who is playing for the San Siro side on loan from Caen is considered one of his country's brightest prospects.
Arsenal have been linked with a surprise January transfer window move for Utrecht forward Jean-Christophe Bahebeck. The 24-year-old is currently enjoying life at the Eredivisie side, but the interest of the Gunners could mean that his spell in the Netherlands is cut short.
Arsenal are reportedly tracking the progress of yet another French defender, according to The Mail.
Arsenal scouts have been monitoring the progress of Lyon midfielder Jordan Ferri. Arsene Wenger deployed Gilles Grimandi to keep watch on the 22-year-old central midfielder last week.
Arsenal will move to sign Colombian international shot stopper David Ospina as a replacement for Lukasz Fabianski, who last week joined Swansea City. The Gunners are expected to spend as much as £80 million on new players during the transfer window.
The Gunners have been linked with a £5.5 million move for Bordeaux attacker Henri Saivet. The highly rated 23-year-old has been watched by Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi.
Arsenal appear to be scouring Europe to find a replacement for Bacary Sagna, with the full back currently yet to sign a new contract at the Emirates. The Gunners' have sent Gilles Grimandi, their scout in France, to prepare a dossier on Brazilian right back Fabinho.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea are expected to battle for the signing of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 18-year-old has so far struggled to force his way into Paris St Germain's first team plans.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told reporters that he had a long term interest in Marseille midfielder Florian Thauvin. The player joined the French club last summer from Lille.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has instructed his head scout in France, Gilles Grimandi, to prepare a full report on St-Etienne's star defender Kurt Zouma. The centre back is expected to become one of the best defenders of all time by many pundits in France.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has instructed French scout Gilles Grimandi to watch Valenciennes' 22-year-old defender Loris Nery in action. The France under-21 starlet has impressed with his past displays in Ligue 1.
Arsenal have entered the race to sign Lorient's young midfielder Enzo Reale. The 21-year-old midfielder has just broken into Les Merlus' first team and has impressed the Gunners' scout in France Gilles Grimandi.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will switch his attentions to a move for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette should a deal for Liverpool's Luis Suarez fall through. The 22-year-old is highly related at OL, but the Gunners are confident they can agree a move for the French international.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has been taking in most of France's successful under-20 World Cup winning tournament, has been impressed with French youngster Jean-Christophe Bahebeck and could make a transfer move.
Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier has told reporters that his club have rejected an offer from Arsenal. Grenier has been outstanding since his promotion to Lyon's first team and club scout Gilles Grimandi has been monitoring the player in action for over 5 months.
Newcastle's French scouting network have turned their attentions to Lens midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. The 19-year-old is having a successful campaign in Ligue 2 with his club, and Alan Pardew's side are now weighing up a 3 million Euro move.
As exclusively revealed earlier in the week, Olivier Giroud is being chased by Premier League side Newcastle; however a report from France today suggest that Arsenal could also make a bid.
Arsenal's scouts in France have been monitoring youngster Geoffrey Kondogbia, currently playing in Ligue 2 for Lens. Gilles Grimandi, the Gunners chief scout, has sent back glowing reports to London.