Arsenal fans react on Twitter to new Giroud contract - 'His best is still to come!'

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Arsenal fans have reacted to news of a new contract for striker Olivier Giroud.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that everything is in place for a new contract for striker Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman’s new deal will run until the end of the 2017/2018 season, rewarding him for a decent start to his Arsenal career.

Giroud has often been the target of criticism during his time at the Gunners, but Wenger has consistently shown faith to the forward who has bagged some important goals in vital games.

The news may have come a little out of the blue for some Arsenal fans considering the striker is currently unavailable through injury.

However, that appears to have given the forward, his representatives and the club the time to talk through various terms over the two-year extension, avoiding awkward negotiations at a later stage.

Giroud’s importance and significance to the first team was demonstrated after his injury when there were mass calls for Wenger to go out and sign another striker in the summer transfer window.

He did so, bringing in Danny Welbeck in a £16 million deal from Manchester United.

Welbeck and Giroud are very different strikers with Welbeck more versatile and arguably more effective up front in terms of movement and making runs.

However, that takes nothing away from Giroud’s instincts as a goalscorer and he will have his part to play at some point over the course of this season. He showed with a vital strike at Everton that he can keep a cool head in high pressure situations.

He can now settle in the knowledge that he’s not about to be axed or replaced up front because the new deal is the biggest sign yet that Wenger believes he is the man to take the attack forward over the course of the next four years.

Here’s what Arsenal fans make of the new deal on Twitter.

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