Tag: Gilles Grimandi

Gilles Grimandi played for Arsenal Football Club. The former French midfielder joined Arsenal from Monaco in 1997. Grimandi left Arsenal for Colorado Rapids in 2003 on a free transfer. He wore the number 18 shirt for Arsenal and was born on November 11, 1970. Grimandi was a Scout for Arsenal from 2006 to 2019.

Gilles Grimandi (Photo via OGC Nice)

Technical director being forced out of new job six months after leaving Arsenal

Gilles Grimandi, who left his position in the scouting team at Arsenal to become technical director at OGC Nice six months ago, looks to be out of the job already.
DAKAR, SENEGAL - MARCH 26: Sadio Mane looks on as he sits in the bench ahead of a friendly match between Senegal and Mali after both teams qualified for the 2019 CAN held in Egypt, on March 26, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images)

Arsenal were offered Sadio Mane but rejected him for 1 reason

Arsenal could have signed Sadio Mane in 2012 according to a report from Senegal but they didn't because Giles Grimandi didn't think he was impressive enough.

Massive Wenger-to-Milan hint as key scout set to join from Arsenal

Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi is set to follow Ivan Gazidis to AC Milan, according to reports in Italy, hinting that Arsene Wenger could be following close behind.

Arsenal scout on £45m man: We watched him, he would play at Arsenal today

Giles Grimandi has told L’Equipe that Arsenal watched Florian Thauvin when he was playing for Bastia and believes the winger is good enough to play for Arsenal today.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 31: Thierry Henry assistant manager of Belgium looks on prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and Gibraltar at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on August 31, 2017 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Henry to poach Arsenal backroom staff member to be his assistant at Bordeaux

Thierry Henry is preparing to appoint Gilles Grimandi as his assistant at Bordeaux, according to reports in France.

Arsene Wenger ally attacks Arsenal ex-players for manager criticism

Gilles Grimandi, a former Arsenal player and current scout for the club who remains close to Arsene Wenger, thinks his ex-teammates are wrong to call for the manager's departure.

Senior Arsenal scout spotted at Ligue 2 game but which player was he watching?

Gilles Grimandi was in attendance for Nimes 3-0 victory over Chateauroux in Ligue 2, according to reports.

Arsenal's backroom shakeup continues with a new senior scout appointed

Arsenal scout Shaun O'Connor has been promoted to a senior role as part of the Gunners ongoing staff shake-up. He was previously spotting youth talent at the club.
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann

Arsenal told to “forget” trying to sign £72m forward after previous snub

Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann revealed Arsenal had the chance to sign him in the past, but lost out due to them stalling on talks.

Arsenal rejected chance to sign Liverpool star

According to a recent report in SportWitness, the Liverpool winger was attracting interest from Arsenal long before his switch to Red Bull Salzburg in August of 2012.