With their title challenge all but ending much earlier than expected after a strong start to the campaign, the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern need some cheering up at the very least.
The Gunners look unlikely to truly battle for the top prize in English football yet again and our north London locals are fearing the contract situations of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez going forward.
So reports from Sky Sports revealing Olivier Giroud has hinted he’s close to penning a new deal at the Emirates have come as welcome ones.
While the Frenchman remains an entirely divisive figure, with some believing he’s effective in leading the line and others think Arsene Wenger needs to buy a new forward, there’s little doubt he has a huge part to play this season.
He’s notched four goals in his last four games, including THAT scorpion kick against Crystal Palace, though has just 18 months to run on his current deal under Le Prof.
”We are about to reach an agreement for an extension [to my contract]”, said the 30-year-old.
“It was also a gesture of confidence, I want to continue the adventure here in this family of Arsenal. I feel good here.”