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Grondin aids European ambition

Published: Friday 7 February 2003, 13.41CET
Former Arsenal FC defender David Grondin has joined Dunfermline Athletic FC on an 18-month contract.

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Published: Friday 7 February 2003, 13.41CET

Grondin aids European ambition

Former Arsenal FC defender David Grondin has joined Dunfermline Athletic FC on an 18-month contract.
Former Arsenal FC defender David Grondin has boosted Dunfermline Athletic FC's UEFA Cup ambitions by agreeing an 18-month contract with the Scottish Premier League club.

Free agent
Grondin, 22, left the English champions last week as a free agent and after training with the East End Park side has signed for the team which lies fifth in the league with 36 points from 25 matches. The former French youth international joined Arsenal in 1998 from AS Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €755,000. However, he subsequently failed to figure in Arsène Wenger's plans and is hoping to play more regularly in Scotland's top flight.

'New challenge'
Grondin said: "When I was told of the chance to come to Scotland I did not hesitate because I see this as a new challenge for me in my life. I played a couple of games for Arsenal but only in the League Cup and I feel now I want to play more often."

Recent signings
Dunfermline manager Jimmy Calderwood is considering giving the left-sided defender his debut in Saturday's match against league leaders Rangers FC. Grondin joins Ged Brannan and Irishman Noel Hunt as recent signings for the Fife club who are battling to qualify for European competition for the first time in over three decades.

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