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Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin agree contract extensions with Arsenal

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Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have agreed to extend their contracts with Arsenal.

The French pair have been in advanced talks with Gunners chiefs for a couple of months and manager Arsene Wenger was desperate to keep them at the Emirates Stadium for longer.

Giroud’s deal is due to expire in 2018 and the 30-year-old has agreed to sign a one-year extension to his current contract, according to RMC Sport.

Coquelin was recalled from his loan spell with south east London club Charlton Athletic two years ago this week, and his impressive displays over the last 24 months has seen the Gunners offer him a contract to stay at the club until 2021, meaning a two-year extension on his current deal.

Arsenal are still in negotiations with star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil but general secretary David Miles has confirmed that the talks are ‘looking pretty good’.

However, it is a big positive for Wenger that both Coquelin and Giroud have agreed to stay at the club, with Arsenal aiming to push for the Premier League title this year.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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