Despite Olivier Giroud’s broken ankle, it seems that Arsenal are in the process of offering the Frenchman a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018. Wenger has brought in Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck this summer to increase the Gunners attacking options but it seems that Arsene Wenger still considers Giroud to be part of his plans for the future once he recovers in the New Year.
The Mail is also reporting that the ageing Mikel Arteta will also be offered a one-year extension to his present contract. This is an unusual move for Wenger as he is not known for giving many contracts to the over 30’s and Arteta passed 32 before the end of last season.
Some good news from the Arsenal camp is that Theo Walcott is approaching fitness again, and his return to the side is being pencilled in for the match against Tottenham in a couple of weeks time. His last match for the Gunners was against the same opponents way back in early January. Let’s all hope that Theo returns to his best form very quickly as I would love to see him in a dream forward line alongside Sanchez and Welbeck….
Lastly this morning, I would like to draw your attention to the Rainbow Laces campaign to kick homophobia out of football, supported by some very funny Arsenal stars. Have a look…..