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Olivier Giroud: I'm close to signing new Arsenal contract

Giroud: I'm close to signing new Arsenal contract

09/01/2017 at 13:04Updated 09/01/2017 at 14:21

Olivier Giroud has revealed he is close to signing a new contract with Arsenal.

"We're on the verge of reaching an agreement," he told Telefoot. "It's a sign of trust. I want to continue the adventure in this Arsenal family. I feel good here."

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After returning later than his colleagues from Euro 2016, thanks to France’s run to the final, Giroud was sidelined for most of the first half of the season as Arsenal reconfigured their attack with Sanchez in a central role.

But Giroud has forced himself back into the conversation with a series of decisive performances in recent weeks.

"When I spoke to the coach, he always told me that I was an important player," Giroud added.

"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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