Olivier Giroud has revealed he’s on the verge of putting pen-to-paper on a new contract at Arsenal.
Signed from Montpellier in 2012, the striker has gone on to score 91 goals for the Gunners at a rate of 0.44 per game collecting two FA Cup medals along the way.
“We’re on the verge of reaching an agreement for an extension,” the 30-year-old told Telefoot in a programme televised at the weekend.
“It’s also a sign of confidence and I want to continue my adventure here in this Arsenal family, and I feel very good here.
“When I spoke with the manager, he always kept telling me that I’m an important player. I know what I’m capable of and it’s just a case of being patient, working hard in training and waiting for your hour to come.”
Giroud’s current contract ends at the end of next season.
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The striker also reflected on his scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace, a strike that continues to fascinate the media in his homeland.
“It’s something you’re not used to doing every day. I wanted to hit the target but of course there’s a bit of luck, because you can try it 50 times and it won’t be the same.
“The flight of the ball is perfect and it’s an even prettier goal because it goes in off the bar, that makes it even more impressive.
“Then you realise that it was something crazy. [France reserve goalkeeper] Ben Costil send me a video of it, singing a song for me, Andre-Pierre Gignac wrote to me about it.”