Giroud celebrates birthday with new £80k-a-week Arsenal deal

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Olivier Giroud, who turned 28 today, has reportedly penned a new £80,000-a-week deal at Arsenal. French striker Giroud is said to have extended his contract until 2018 on improved terms, although the Gunners are yet to officially confirm the news. Giroud is currently crocked and recovering from surgery after suffering a broken tibia in the […]

Wenger praises Giroud’s impact leading line for Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and applauded him for making huge strides to perfect his role. Gunners striker Giroud, 27, has led the line brilliantly for the Emirates outfit and hit his ninth and tenth goals of the campaign in the 2-0 Premier League victory over Southampton on Saturday. And […]

Arsenal can win Premier League if they sign Benzema, says legend

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Arsene Wenger has been urged to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to give Arsenal a realistic chance of winning the Premier League. The Gunners are top of the table but rely heavily on lone frontman Olivier Giroud to lead the line. And if the France ace was to lose form, run out of steam […]

Giroud happy to spread the love at Arsenal

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Olivier Giroud is happy to spread the love when it comes to Arsenal’s attacking options. The Gunners striker believes that it is essential he isn’t greedy in front of goal and has a responsibility to chip in with assists to his fellow goal-getters. France ace Giroud, 27, was speaking ahead of Arsenal’s top flight clash […]

Giroud injury would wreck Arsenal title charge, warns Gunners legend

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Arsenal’s Premier League title tilt could be scuppered if Olivier Giroud gets injured, fears Gunners legend Frank McLintock. Arsene Wenger’s side are sitting pretty at the top of the table but have had to rely heavily on Giroud up front and he has already scored eight times this campaign. Wenger has scarce cover for the […]

Wenger: Why Giroud’s an Arsenal fans’ favourite

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Battling Olivier Giroud’s spirit has made him an Arsenal fans’ favourite, says Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. Giroud got on the scoresheet with a late header in the 2-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday which kept Wenger’s outfit top of the table. Despite looking a little jaded as the game wore on, Giroud […]

Versatile Giroud is vital to Arsenal cause, says Mertesacker

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Per Mertesacker has heaped praise on Arsenal team-mate Olivier Giroud and insists the French striker is crucial to the Gunners’ set-up. Hard-working Giroud grabbed a goal as Arsene Wenger’s side went down to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last night. But despite the defeat, the Emirates […]

Wilshere’s Twitter praise for Giroud after Arsenal wonder goal

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Jack Wilshere has taken to Twitter to thank team-mate Olivier Giroud for the wonder flick which set up an incredible Arsenal goal in a 4-1 win over Norwich. Mesut Ozil chipped in with two delightful goals and Aaron Ramsey scored a beauty too as the table-topping Gunners thrashed the Canaries in the Premier League clash […]

Sagna Becomes Arsenal’s Latest Injury Victim, Carragher and Neville Speak Positives, Bakkali Staying at PSV…

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Sagna Becomes Arsenal’s Latest Injury Victim Bacary Sagna is set to miss at least the next two weeks of football after it was confirmed that he has picked up a hamstring injury. The France international, who has been in good form so far this season, developed the problem during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over SSC Napoli […]

Wenger Sings Ozil’s Praises, Napoli Win the Best of the Season for Arteta, Giroud’s Ballon D’Or Ambitions…

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Wenger Sings Ozil’s Praises Arsene Wenger, not for the first time, sang Mesut Ozil’s praises after the Arsenal playmaker ran the show in the club’s 2-0 win over SSC Napoli on Tuesday night at Emirates Stadium. The 24-year-old midfielder first opened the scoring in the eighth minute by superbly finishing Aaron Ramsey’s cross from the […]

Sagna Urges Gunners to ‘Stay Focused’, Wenger Bullish About UCL Chances, Giroud Good Enough, Benitez’s Praise…

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Sagna Urges Gunners to ‘Stay Focused’ Bacary Sagna has urged his Arsenal teammates to remain consistent and keep up their level of play in order to realise their dream of recapturing the Barclays Premier League title at the end of the season. The Gunners currently sit atop the PL points table, with their tally of […]

Giroud is an absolute Arsenal animal, says Kieran Gibbs

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Olivier Giroud is marauding around like an animal up front for Arsenal this season, according to his Gunners team-mate Kieran Gibbs. And the Emirates defender reckons record signing Mesut Ozil can take Arsene Wenger’s outfit to a new level. Arsenal sit top of the pile in the Premier League and Gibbs acknowledges there is a […]

Gibbs Targets England Return, Arsenal’s Profits Shrink, Bendtner Set to Feature Against Baggies…

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Gibbs Targets England Return Kieran Gibbs is hoping to remain injury-free this season so that he could make the England squad for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The 23-year -old full-back played 34 matches for Arsenal last season – by far the highest total of his career. But despite being the fittest he […]

Wenger Surprised by Ramsey’s Dramatic Improvement, Flamini’s ‘Attitude’ Commended, Arsenal Sign Ajayi…

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Wenger Surprised by Ramsey’s Dramatic Improvement Arsene Wenger sang Aaron Ramsey’s praises after the Welsh midfielder scored yet another goal in Arsenal’s Wednesday-night UEFA Champions League win over Olympique Marseille in France. Ramsey, 22, scored the Gunners’ second of the night in the 84th minute after Theo Walcott had given them the lead earlier in […]

Arsenal ‘Audacious’ On Their Travels, Giroud ‘Scared’, Ba’s Failed Move, Juanfran’s Snub…

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Arsenal ‘Audacious’ On Their Travels – Wenger Arsene Wenger believes that his Arsenal charges play their best, most expansive football on their travels and become a bit more tentative at home. The Gunners have won each and every of their last nine away games dating back to March when they defeated eventual-UEFA Champions League winners […]

Ramsey Praises ‘Fantastic’ Ozil, Giroud Needs to Pass Late Fitness Test, Cabaye Apologises to Newcastle Fans…

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Ramsey Praises ‘Fantastic’ Ozil Aaron Ramsey sang his teammate Mesut Ozil’s praises after the new Arsenal signing starred in the club’s 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last Saturday. (Daily Star) While Ramsey scored two goals, including the winner, he believes it was the performance of the German debutant that was the […]

Giroud Downplays Ankle Injury, Gunners Replotting Rooney and Suarez Moves, Eto’o Claims to Have Rejected Arsenal…

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Giroud Downplays Ankle Injury Olivier Giroud has revealed that the ankle injury he picked up in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday is nothing serious, and he should be fit to play in Wednesday night’s Champions League group match against Olympique Marseille. The France international twisted his ankle against […]

Sanogo Injury Leaves Arsenal Short Of Options, Flamini Has Trophies On His Mind, Chu-Young’s Misery, Owen’s Criticism…

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Sanogo Injury Leaves Arsenal Short Of Options Arsenal FC’s depleted forward line has suffered another loss as news emerged that their young striker Yaya Sanogo picked up a back injury while playing for France under-21 side in midweek. Already missing German international Lukas Podolski, coach Arsene Wenger is now left with just a single recognised […]

Mourinho Admits Blocking Ba’s Arsenal Move, Bendtner Not Bitter, Ozil Felt Marginalised, Levy’s Dirty Tactics…

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Mourinho Admits Blocking Ba’s Arsenal Move Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that it was him who blocked Demba Ba’s move to Arsenal because he believes the Gunners’ blockbuster acquisition of Mesut Ozil has transformed them from a top four side into genuine title challengers. The 28-year-old Ba was all set to move across London […]

Backpage Roundup: Juve Jump Ahead In Jovetic Chase, Garde Wants Grenier to Stay, Spalletti Talks up Arshavin, Walcott’s Title Ambitions and More

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Juve Jump Ahead In Jovetic Chase Juventus are reportedly in pole position to land Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic after tabling an offer of £15million in cash and two of their own players. (Gazzetta dello Sport) Arsenal FC were hoping to sign the highly-rated Montenegrin this summer but the Old Lady have stolen a march on […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Not Leaving, Bayern Enquire About Koscielny, Gunners Tracking Gonalons, Vela Open to Arsenal Return and More

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Wenger Not Leaving Arsenal; Could Stay Beyond 2014 Arsene Wenger has denied that he would leave Arsenal this summer and hinted that he could even extend his current deal, which only has one more year remaining after this one. It was recently speculated that the Gunners boss could leave the North London club at the […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Concerned About Giroud and Podolski, Rowley Scouting Remy, Vermalen Wants to Replicate United and More

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Wenger Concerned About Giroud and Podolski’s Disappearing Act in Tough Games Arsene Wenger is satisfied with the way Arsenal’s new strike pairing of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski has performed in their first season at the club but is concerned by their struggles in difficult games, according to a club insider. Giroud and Podolski’s combined […]

Backpage Roundup: United To Get Guard of Honour, No Arsenal Bid for Hamburg’s Adler, Wenger Scared of Chelsea, Monreal’s Advice and More

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Gunners to Hold Guard of Honour for United Arsene Wenger has revealed that not holding a guard of honour for Manchester United was never an option for his Arsenal side, and they will show the newly crowned Premier League champions the traditional respect they deserve. Some Arsenal fans recently threatened to do a ‘Poznan’ if […]

Backpage Roundup: FA Reject Giroud’s Appeal, Gunners Submit Enquiries for Juve Duo, Vermaelen Out Fazio In, Wenger’s Respect Plea and More

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FA Reject Giroud’s Red Card Appeal Arsenal FC’s appeal to overturn the red card shown to Olivier Giroud in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Fulham has been rejected by the FA, and the striker is now banned for the club’s next three games. The France international’s 90th-minute tackle on Fulham defender Stanislav Manolev was deemed […]

Backpage Roundup: Usmanov Named Richest Man in UK, Wenger Admits Gunners Were Fortunate, Mertesacker Ugly but Effective and More

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Usmanov Named Richest Man in UK Arsenal co-owner Alisher Usmanov is now the richest man in the United Kingdom, according to the freshly published Sunday Times Rich List 2013. The 59-year-old Russian businessman, whose personal wealth is estimated at £13.3 billion, has taken over the publication’s top spot from steel magnate and QPR co-owner Lakshmi […]