Arsenal trio sign new contracts, fans react

Three Arsenal players have committed their futures to the North London outfit, but the club are still waiting on star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

French trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have put pen to paper on new contracts.

The club have not specified the length of deals for the players, but manager Arsene Wenger sees them as important members of the team now and for the future. He told the club’s official website:

“We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term. Francis has made tremendous technical strides over the past few years because he’s so focused every day.

“Olivier has big experience in the game now and has become a more and more complete player since joining us. Laurent is of course a key part of our squad and I believe one of the best defenders in the world today. So overall, this is great news for us.”

Giroud has found goalscoring form of late, netting four in as many games, while Koscielny has formed a strong partnership with Shkodran Mustafi in defence.

Coquelin has struggled with injuries this season, but he has still managed to make 17 Premier League appearances and four in the Champions League.

A number of fans are pleased to see the trio extend their stays at the Emirates, but they would have been even happier had Sanchez and Ozil been included.

The duo have been in negotiations with the Premier League club for the last few months, but are yet to agree on fresh terms.

With 18 months remaining on both of the players’ contracts, there is a feeling of uncertainty surrounding their futures at Arsenal.

After the news was announced that Giroud, Coquelin and Koscielny had penned new deals, fans took to Twitter to give their reaction.

 


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