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Arsenal Extend Giroud’s Contract – But We Still Need a New Striker

Giroud Gets New Contract, But Arsenal Still Need a New Striker! by AT

It has been announced today that Arsenal have agreed a two-year contract extension with striker Olivier Giroud, which will keep the Frenchman at the Emirates till 2018. Giroud, who is currently nursing a fractured foot, will be unavailable till the new year but nevertheless, the news of a new contract is certainly a boost for the club.

Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ Champions League clash against Galatasaray, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “We want stability and to keep the core of our team together and Giroud is an important player here. It is agreed. When it is completely done, we will announce it.”

Arsenal crocks to be given new contracts – and injury update

There has been good and bad Arsenal injury news in the aftermath of our disappointing draw with Tottenham. The bad news is that both Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are both going to out for up to a month, although even that estimate could probably be taken with a pinch of salt considering past forecasts.

The good news is that Jack Wilshere has suffered no damage to his ankle after looking to be in terrible pain himself during the Spurs game, and it is even possible that he could be fit to face Galatasary tomorrow evening. This could be a godsend as Arteta and Ramsey will be going to the treatment room to join Giroud, Walcott, Gnabry, Debuchy, Monreal and Yaya Sanogo. It looks like the Gunners medical team are going to be extremely busy for the forseeable future…

Wenger pinpoints a BIG Arsenal problem

Arsenal have got to start turning our dominance into the wins that our play deserves. Too many draws have seen us slip to six points behind the Premier League leaders Chelsea, although the Gunners do have a chance to cut that lead when we travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Arsenal have been playing pretty well, to be fair, and were the better side against the Spuds again, but one stat has made Arsene Wenger pinpoint one particular area in which we could do better and that is the set pieces. The Gunners took an astonishing FIFTEEN corners in the north London derby – but not only did we fail to score from them, only one of them created a chance.

Arsenal HOT favourites for Cavani transfer after Wenger’s words!!

This latest Arsenal transfer rumour is guaranteed to get the excitement levels among the Arsenal fans on the increase, as the PSG and Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani is the type of centre forward that could turn an average team into a good one or a good one into a great one.

So after reading a report in the Daily Star which revealed that the Gunners were strong favourites to sign the 27-year old forward in the next summer transfer window, I really hope that there is some truth behind this rumour. With Paddy Power offering 17/10 on Arsenal and the next best prive being 11/2 for Real Madrid, the bookies certainly seem to think so.

Why this could be the year for Arsenal in Champions League

I know it is a bit early to be making bold and sweeping statements about Arsenal and the season ahead, but I am going to do it anyway, so there. I hate to say it, but the way that Fabregas and Costa have blended in to an already strong Chelsea side makes them look like Champions elect already.

Unless they hit a wall soon or somebody, perhaps us or Man United, trips them up soon then they could be out of reack and I cannot see them giving up a good lead. That means the Gunners will be looking at the Wenger trophy again, although I think we should at least move up a place and avoid the horrible Champions League play-offs next season.

New Arsenal system is made for Ozil says Walcott

Quite a few Arsenal fans and the majority of the footballing media seemed to be a bit underwhelmed, to say the least, about the impact made by the Gunners’ record signing Mesut Ozil in his debut season in the Premier League. I was not among them but I can see their point.

Others made the point that the German playmaker had very little to play with, hardly getting any time with Theo Walcott on the pitch and with Arsenal missing other key attacking options like Lukas Podolski, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for large parts of the season.

Giroud to get new Arsenal contract (and Arteta)

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.

In-Depth analysis of Arsenal’s formation and each position

New Season Tactics and Lineup‏ by HA

Dear Gooners,

Good day. The transfer window is shut. Arsenal had a good but not great window. Our playing style suits 4-2-3-1 most but for playing 4 defenders in every match for 55 odd games a season we needed 1 or 2 more defenders. Last year, there were some matches, when Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs all were injured and we played with Jenkinson- Sagna – Mertesacker – Monreal. This needed to be addressed in the transfer period. Specially considering Gibbs’ injury record and Debuchy’s disciplinary issues. We can still sign some free agents, but players who are free agents at the end of the transfer window are seldom the quality we require who can push us through. Maybe we should not have loaned out Jenkinson, then our squad would have looked far more solid.

Giroud DOES still have a future at Arsenal – as a backup!

Why Welbeck is an excellent attribute to Arsenals current setup by Big Gun

I have just read an article by KJ about Olivier Giroud and the possibility of him leaving because of Danny Welbeck. It was a good read and I agreed with most of it, except that I believe both Giroud and Welbeck can be utilized effectively in our current setup. Giroud is useful against certain teams. We saw what happened when he was brought on against Everton. He gives us an extra dimension to our attack when we play those teams with more physicality. Giroud will just have to come to terms with the fact that he will and must be used as a squad player and not our No1 CF. If he had pace and dribbling skills and worked a bit harder in terms of pressing defenders, then I’d say yes he deserves to be played as much as possible without wearing him down too much. But honestly he is NOT an all-round striker that is capable of adjusting to any situation, therefore he will have to be used strategically.

Does Welbeck’s arrival mean that Giroud will leave Arsenal?

Giroud could be gone next summer by KJ

After the acquisition of Danny Welbeck from Man Utd, it dawned upon me that Giroud could very well be leaving Arsenal next summer. There are a lot of factors involved but they ultimately spell out a possible departure for the controversial Frenchman.

Firstly, Welbeck is on a similar level to Giroud when you factor in their ability but the Englishman has a far higher ceiling in terms of potential and is arguably far more suited to our football. He loves to pass and move and will most likely get more out of the likes of Ozil than Giroud.

Stats show Arsenal made a MASSIVE mistake on Sanogo

With Arsenal failing or turning down the chance to sign a new centre forward to cover for the injured France international Olivier Giroud, you would have to assume that Arsene Wenger thinks he has got enough options in the Arsenal squad already to cope until Christmas.

And with his reluctance to use either Walcott or Podolski in the middle, or Joel Campbell anywhere, that leaves just Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Sanogo for the central striking role. Arsene Wenger certainly seems to have faith in the young Frenchman signed for nothing last summer, but the stats do not agree.

Giovinco transfer rumour gives Arsenal fans the SHORT straw

Arsenal have had all summer to sort out a new striker and even if Arsene Wenger really did believe that he had enough options before, the injury to Olivier Giroud that has made signing a centre forward even more important happened over a week ago.

But here we are again, somehow, nervously checking the sports websites’ deadline day updates in the dwindling hope that the Prof has got it all in hand and will pull off another Mesut Ozil style stunning swoop before the window shuts tonight.