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Arsenal are set to extend the contract of two first team players after reaching an agreement with their representatives.
According to the Daily Mail via the Daily Star, Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud are set to extend their contracts at the Emirates.
Giroud’s current contract expires at the end of next season and Arsenal have moved to tie the striker down to a new contract.
Coquelin’s deal wasn’t meant to run out until 2019 but the club has deemed it fit to reward the midfielder with a new contract after his impressive performances in the last two years.
According to the report, both players will put pen to paper imminently which should give Wenger a big relief as talks over the future of other important players continues.
Giroud’s future has been up in the air this season after he lost his spot in the first team to Sanchez at the beginning of the season and this new deal will clear any doubt of where the player’s long term future lies.
Wenger has always insisted that Giroud is an important part of his team and the striker showed that by scoring our only goal in the 1-0 win over West Brom on Boxing day to keep us in the title race.
Coquelin also played an important role in the win, like he has been doing over the last one year and this new deal means we will continue to see both players here for a long time.
This will come as good news to Gooners as its a big proof that we can keep our best players. Last week, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino took a swipe at Arsenal claiming we can’t keep our best players, this news will go a long way to prove people like Pochettino wrong.