Date: 9th January 2017 at 7:33pm
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Arsenal are close to finalising an agreement with France international Olivier Giroud over a new deal, the striker has confirmed.

The 30-year-old, who has forced his way back into Arsene Wenger’s plans recently, had been a bit part player earlier in the season but after a fantastic run of form, and arguably the goal of the season, is on the verge of a contract extension.

Speaking to Telefoot (via the Frenchman confirmed that a new deal was close:

“We are about to reach an agreement for an extension [to my contract],” he told Telefoot .

“It was also a gesture of confidence; I want to continue the adventure here in this family of Arsenal. I feel good here.”

After a slow start to the season, Giroud has now scored in each of the Gunners’ last four games, with Theo Walcott’s recent injury moving Alexis Sanchez back out wide, meaning that he was once again required through the middle.

With Arsene Wenger looking to bring home some silverware in what could well be his last season in north London, Giroud’s resurgence can only be a good think for the side.

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