Giroud’s agent says the striker wants to extend his current deal.
Following Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City in the Premier League on Tuesday, striker Olivier Giroud was greatly criticised but now it has emerged the Frenchman wants a contract extension.
The 27-year-old did score the Gunners’ second goal in the stalemate at the Emirates Stadium, but many fans felt the forward offered nothing else during the game.
This may be a little unfair on the France international, who although has often struggled for form since a £10.5m transfer from Montpellier in 2012, has scored 19 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions this term.
It’s these goal-scoring statistics that Giroud’s agent Michael Manuello is probably hoping will convince the north London side to extend his client’s current contract.
“He’s having a great time in London and the club is pleased with his performance. I see no possibility that it will change,” Manuello was quoted by the Mirror.
“At the end of the season we will meet with the Gunners leadership to discuss a contract extension.”
There have also been rumours that both AS Roma and Juventus are interested in the attacker, but Manuello has dismissed those as nonsense.
Much of the anger aimed at Giroud could just be general dismay surrounding the club after another promising start to a campaign looks to be in tatters once again.
The defeat to the Swans effectively rules Arsene Wenger’s men out of the title race and having been eliminated from the Champions League as well, winning the FA Cup remains the club’s only chance of ending their nine-year trophy drought.
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