Sport Giroud, Koscielny and Coquelin extend Arsenal deals

12:35  12 january  2017
12:35  12 january  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Wenger fears bad Coquelin news

  Wenger fears bad Coquelin news The Gunners' manager believes the midfielder could face a lengthy period out of action due to his reaction to the problem sustained against BournemouthArsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears Francis Coquelin could face a spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

While many fans are wringing their hands over the status of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’s contract extensions , news broke today that Arsenal has tied down Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin to new deals . Giroud was rumored to be returning to France in his near future, perhaps to Marseille, but that rumor was quickly shot down with this news. However, the club didn’t stop there as Laurent Koscielny is apparently in advanced talks to extend his deal as well.

Arsenal have been handed a huge boost with reports that Olivier Giroud , Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin are all set to extend their current deals . French outlet RMC Sport report that Giroud has agreed a new deal that will keep him at the club until June 2019 while Coquelin has agreed a two-year extension that runs until 2021. The duo are also set to be joined by captain Laurent Koscielny who will extend his current deal through to 2020.

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Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have all agreed new contracts with Arsenal, the club announced on Thursday.

Giroud's contract was set to expire in June 2018, while Koscielny and Coquelin were originally tied to the club for a further year, but all three have signed new "long-term contracts".

Manager Arsene Wenger said in a statement: "We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term.

"Francis has made tremendous technical strides over the past few years because he's so focused every day.

Coquelin out for up to four weeks - Wenger

  Coquelin out for up to four weeks - Wenger The French midfielder will be sidelined for up to a month, while the manager has revealed more about his plans ahead of an FA Cup trip to Preston at the weekendArsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has been ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring problem, boss Arsene Wenger revealed on Thursday.

According to RMC Sport, Olivier Giroud , Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin are all set to sign contract extensions with Arsenal . Meanwhile, Coq is reported to be extending until 2021 and Kos, 2020. Kos isn’t so much of a surprise since there was a report doing the rounds recently that he was signing a new deal with the club. With Per Mertesacker’s contract up at the end of the season, there’s every chance he’ll be promoted to captain and, this time, I don’t see our skipper leaving.

Laurent Koscielny talks are said to be ongoing, but close to completion. ' Giroud and Coquelin sign new deals '. Breaking | Arsenal have reached contract extension agreements with Olivier Giroud (until 2019) and Francis Coquelin (until 2021), per RMC. Arsenal have reportedly entered talks to extend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's contract but, according to The Daily Mirror, these claims are a

"Olivier has big experience in the game now and has become a more and more complete player since joining us.

"Laurent is of course a key part of our squad and I believe one of the best defenders in the world today. So overall, this is great news for us."

Giroud's was Arsenal's highest-scoring player last season with 24 goals in all competitions and has struck nine times this term.

Koscielny has made 273 appearances since arriving from Lorient in 2010, while Coquelin has made 131 senior outings for the club.

While Arsenal will be delighted to have agreed new contracts with the French trio, uncertainty still remains over the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Ozil and Sanchez's deal will expire at the end of next season, and Wenger will likely focus his attention on tying them down long term.

Boost for Arsenal as key quartet returns to training .
Arsene Wenger will welcome back Olivier Giroud, Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs and Francis Coquelin for the Premier League match with BurnleyArsenal are set to welcome back four players from injury for Sunday's Premier League meeting with Burnley at Emirates Stadium.

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