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Gilles Grimandi

Gilles Grimandi

Clubs played for: Gap FC, As Monaco, Arsenal, Colorado Rapids

Born: 1970

Birthplace: Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France

Position: Defender

Biography: He made 113 league appearances as a midfielder, Centre-back, and right Wing-back, winning a second Double in his final season (2001/02) with the club and becoming a fans' favourite. Gilles Grimandi ended his playing career shortly after leaving Arsenal in 2003 but rejoined the club two years later as their chief scout in France. He enjoys a close working relationship with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and played an important role in the signings of Abou Diaby, Emmanuel Adebayor, Bacary Sagna and - most recently - Samir Nasri.

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