Giroud signs new Arsenal contract

Olivier Giroud has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with Arsenal, tying the France international to the Premier League club until the summer of 2018, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Giroud’s new deal represents a two-year contract extension and sees the striker paid in the region of £80,000, the newspaper adds. Giroud is currently on the sidelines with a fractured foot and isn’t expected back fit until the New Year.

Theo Walcott, also recovering from injury, is next in line to be offered a new deal by manager Arsene Wenger, while the Gunners have added the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck to their attacking roster for the new season. Chile international Sanchez was signed from Barcelona, while England forward Welbeck joined from Manchester United for a combined fee of around £50m.

Giroud, 27, scored 39 goals in his first two seasons at the Emirates Stadium, having moved to the club from Montpellier, winning the Ligue 1 title in his last season in France. Giroud started the 2014-15 campaign with two goals in four games before suffering his foot injury, and also represented France at the summer’s World Cup.

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