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Will I Leave? I Want A New Contract!

Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud had been tipped to be given the boot from the club this summer after a couple of bed room faux pas` left him on the "s*** list", but the player himself is keen on staying at the club.

Despite scoring 20 goals so far this season, Giroud has had the finger of rage wave at him on many occasions this season mainly due to his playing style and the odd wayward finish, he also was on the receiving end of some grief after being caught conducting some extra marital affairs the night before a big match.

However Giroud is more than happy to stay at the club and would even consider signing an extension to his current deal.

'Could I extend my contract? Why not?'

'You shouldn't listen to that [speculation he will leave]. A lot of things were said. I'm still happy in London and with Arsenal and think I will be in the future.'

'I have a contract until 2016 and I'm an Arsenal player. I want to be here next season, at least that's my will.'








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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 23 2014

Time: 10:18AM

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I thought we read his wife has demanded he returns to France where, hopefully, his female English admirers would not be able to lay their paws on him; or, could that be one of the bits of news he says we shouldn't listen to?
Naijagunner
It would be a dangerous precedent if he gets the boot on the basis of his bedroom faux pas. A repeat offence, then maybe.
NYArse
For him to be messing around when he is supposed to be getting a good night's sleep before a big match is utterly disrespectful to his team mates and his manager. Plus that woman could have been anybody - she could have done anything - so there was a security issue as well. His behaviour is even more irresponsible when you consider it was not that his marriage had broken down and he was starting a new relationship. This was clearly not a viable relationship, he was just engaging in a bit of high jinks because he felt like it and he could. So no, I wouldn't get rid of him on the basis of this one offence, but I hope he has been left in no doubt about the seriousness of his bad conduct. And speaking as a woman, I hope his wife is still making him sleep in the spare room!
FunGunner
If Wenger's gonna give Bentdner 101 chances then he's gonna give Giroud another one, it's weird how these footballer's wives never leave them these days. Wonder why?
shewore
Sagna looks a sure goner. When the Manager speaks about a player's contract situation like he did about Sagna's, there is a feeling of foreboding about it. Not sure why we're reluctant to match terms that other clubs appear to be able to consider good enough for our out-of-contract players, over the years. Apparently, with the diet regimens and vitamins available players are able to play at the top level a bit longer and perhaps, we need to formally revise our 'thing' with longer term contracts for our over 30s players. Especially warriors like Bacary Sagna. If he chooses to leave, I wish him the best and believe he is replaceable.
Naijagunner
I don't know that we should formally revise our practice towards longer term contracts for players over a certain age. It can only ever be judged on an individual case by case basis. Sagna will be 32 before next season ends. In a role that demands he gets up and down the pitch all game long you have to be aware of any increasing physical limitations remembering that the player we're (re)signing is for the player he can be over the next 2 or 3 years not the player he has been over the last 2 or 3 years. It's a value judgement for the club. If their valuation is exceeded then sadly they've no option but to walk away. It has looked as though he's been going for sometime though.
Amos.
He has signed a contract agreement with someone else since January. He is just playing normal and not letting the word out.
Arseniger
Maybe, we don't have to formally revise the practice, but with players like Giggs, Distin, Barry, Lampard and even Terry still going, you'd have to think, on a case by case basis, Sagna has continued to stay strong and has even shown he can fill in as a CB. That should count for something, in his case, so it has me thinking why not 3 years? Why not 90k per week for our longest serving player? Informally, we could say the practice doesn't have to be cast in stone. Some of us would like to see a testimonial after such a long time.
Naijagunner
He has looked like he is gone, though, maybe even already signed up, as Arseniger suggests. Whatever the case, it could then be with the tacit approval/awareness of the Manager. In which case, you have to wonder if the drama is required.
Naijagunner
Just read that former Barcelona Manager, Tito Vilanova (yes, the one who suffered from an eye gorging from the not so special one) lost his battle with throat cancer. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Naijagunner
*that eye gouging*
Naijagunner
We don't know what terms he was being offered, but Sagna has been offered a three-year contract on close to 100,000 a week (according to John Cross). I also wanted the club to make an exception for him and they clearly have, but sadly he wants out. I sincerely wish him all the best, wherever he goes - the phrase "great servant to the club" is overused, but Sagna has been one. I hope some sort of announcement is made before our last home game, because it would be nice to say goodbye and thank you.
FunGunner
*What terms he was being offered by other clubs, I mean*
FunGunner
It's up to you man!
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