As a team Arsenal aren't known for splashing the cash. The reasoning behind this is twofold. Wenger likes to look for bargains in a France and he puts an emphasis in youth. The Frenchman thinks it's very important to promote from within however it isn't necessarily successful all the time. This summer, Wenger has looked for bargains in France once again.
Last season for Montpellier, Giroud won Ligue 1 golden boot award. Known as a classic English centre forward, Giroud is very different to any French striker. Giroud was instantly linked with a move to Arsenal and the rumours seemed to have come true. Although Wenger doesn't usually go for a powerful player, he seems to like Giroud's finishing ability. However Giroud has also been linked with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach which may hinder Wenger's plans. Giroud has expressed his opinions and he has said that he would welcome a move to England over Germany.