Arsenal are set to give Olivier Giroud a contract extension according to a report in L’Equipe.

The front man is currently under contract until 2016 but this new deal will take him up to 2018 and no doubt come with a pay rise.

Giroud comes in for a lot of criticism from all quarters but the fact is he is considerably better than many give him credit for.

Finding the net 22 times last season as well as grabbing nine assists, his game suffered without the likes of Theo Walcott in the side to run past him.

Signing for Arsenal in 2012, Giroud has scored a total of 39 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, improving his first season tally of 17 by five last season.

He has made a total of 79 starts for Arsenal and 19 sub appearances.

Giroud returned to training after his post-World Cup break in time to travel to Austria with the rest of the squad this week.

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  • Jesus

    He deserves it. Love the hold up play. Will be better with proper support.

  • Biggus


  • Jammathon

    Cue the know-nothing supporters who go on and on about how “shit” one of the best hold-up strikers and targetmen in the league supposedly is.

    • Arsene4PM

      Exactly. He is perfect for the game Arsenal play.

  • Biggus

    I won’t say he’s “shit” but a club of Arsenal’s stature need to have better strikers ahead of Giroud. He’s technically limited even though he does hold play but there are players of his stature that do it better. I won’t mind him as a squad player but not the main striker. Interesting how the know-all supporters create silly assumptions to uphold their arguments. A top club requires a top striker, Giroud is good but he’s not a top player.

    • bob

      Who did cheski have last season and utd or spuds,none of them top six teams had anybody as good as giroud,he has his flaws but so does every player and hes still improving and wil do so with the quality players we are bringing in so come on back the lad not slag him!