Football: Giroud closing on new deal Tuesday January, 10 2017, 07:14

Football: Giroud closing on new deal, Odds Giroud closing on new deal

The 30-year-old France striker has returned to the side in recent weeks to score four goals in as many appearances, and now looks set to be rewarded with a new deal.
Giroud's last-minute goal helped beat Preston in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, which came after he netted in stoppage time to secure a dramatic 3-3 comeback draw at Bournemouth just two days following his

scorpion kick" effort in the win over Crystal Palace.
While still having around a year-and-a-half left on his current deal, the forward, signed from Montpellier in June 2012, hopes to soon tie-up his long-term future with the Gunners.
In an interview with French broadcaster Telefoot, Giroud said:
We are about to reach an agreement for an extension (to my contract). It was also a gesture of confidence, I want to continue the adventure here in this family of Arsenal. I feel good here

Giroud added:
When I spoke to the coach, he always told me that I was an important player. I know what I am capable of. I just needed to be patient, to work in training and wait for my hour to come

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