Agent: “We’ll meet Arsenal to discuss a contract extension”

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Olivier Giroud - Sunderland

The agent of Olivier Giroud has revealed that he intends to discuss the possibility of a contract extension for the Frenchman this summer.

Michael Manuello played down rumours of a move to Italy, saying the former Montpellier man is happy in London, and revealed they want to talk about ensuring the striker’s future is tied to the Gunners.

“He’s having a great time in London and the club is pleased with his performance,” he said. “I see no possibility that it will change.

“At the end of the season we will meet with the Gunners leadership to discuss a contract extension.”

Although he’s a player that frustrates some fans, the issue is more about Giroud being the only striking option at the club.

Indeed, if Arsenal do sign that ‘world class’ forward everyone is clamouring for, he would be exactly the kind of decent back-up we’d like the club to have.

So far this season he’s scored 19 times in all competitions and made 8 assists. Not spectacular, certainly not title winning form but steady enough to contribute over the course of a season if the team weren’t so reliant on him.

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