Dominant striker who joined up with Arsenal in 2012 following previously using Montpellier and Tours; joined up with the French nationwide group in 2011. He performed six periods in the Grenoble youngsters system prior to making his professional debut in 2005. He was the Ligue 1 Best Goalscorer through the 2011-12 period as well as the Ligue 2 Best Goalscorer through the 2009-10 period. He wedded longtime partner Jennifer Giroud in 2011. He became teammates with Bacary Sagna on France’s nationwide group in 2011.