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Olivier Giroud in Arsenal talks: France striker keen to extend contract at the Emirates

The France international is keen to extend his stay at the Emirates

Olivier Giroud has revealed he is in talks with Arsenal over extending his current contract.

The news will come as a relief to Gunners fans after reports towards the end of the season that the striker could seek an exit this summer. Those rumours surfaced amid tabloid stories about the 27-year-old's private life.

However, it now appears the France international, who last night scored twice in a World Cup warm-up game against Norway, is keen to extend his stay at the Emirates and is in talks with the club to do so.

"I have two years left on my contract [until June 2016] but we are in negotiations to extend. For now, I am here. There are many great things to do," he told footmercato.net.

"I feel comfortable in the Premier League. My first season not too bad, I had a pretty good second. I hope to do even better [next season]. I am progressing from year to year, the same as the team."

 

Giroud, who finished the season with 16 goals in the Premier League and was Arsenal's top scorer for the campaign, has two years remaining on his current deal.

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