Arsenal star Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract despite still recovering from a broken tibia, Mirror reports.
The French striker sustained the injury in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw against Everton back in August, but has now extended his contract that will now run till the summer of 2018.
Giroud is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the year but is reportedly making good progress, recently coming off his crutches in preparation to train in the upcoming weeks.
The 27-year-old is expected to earn around £80,000-a-week in wages as a reward for impressing in his first two season at the Emirates.
Supporters have been calling for the Gunners to purchase a new striker in the transfer window, however long-serving manager Arsene Wenger always had faith in Giroud and only went out to sign Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck due to the injury sustained to his lone front man.
Meanwhile Arsenal have a midfield injury crisis with first choice central midfielders Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, and Mikel Arteta all currently being assessed after suffering problems during the Norht London Derby against Tottenham last weekend.
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