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Olivier Giroud

27-Year-Old Forward     Arsenal  Premier


France

Birthdate:  September 30, 1986    Birthplace:  Chambery, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  194 lbs    

July 30, 2014    Olivier Giroud News

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Arsenal are initiating contract discussions with Giroud to extend his stay with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Giroud's current contract runs until 2016, and a new deal would extend that stay until 2018. He joined Arsenal two years ago, but could be facing tougher competition in the side with this summer's transfer dealings.

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June 20, 2014

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Giroud was able to record both a goal and an assist during France's 5-2 victory over Switzerland on Friday

Giroud, the leading scorer for Arsenal this past season, added to the onslaught during France's drubbing of Switzerland. With France rolling, Giroud has a chance to score goals in tandem with star teammate Karim Benzema long past group play.

May 25, 2014

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Giroud finished as Arsenal's leading scorer with 16 goals and eight assists in 36 Premier League appearances this season.

Giroud experienced an up-and-down season that saw him begin with a flurry of four goals in four matches. As virtually Arsenal's only reliable center forward, Giroud ended up making a tiresome 42 appearances across all competitions, which understandably saw his form dip at times due to fatigue. Nonetheless, the Frenchman finished the season strong and ultimately improved on the 11 goals and three assists he recorded during his debut Premiership season last term. While the Gunners are expected to sign a more pacey talisman in the summer transfer window, Giroud should remain a valuable option at forward in fantasy leagues next season.

May 5, 2014

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Giroud scored Arsenal's lone goal in Sunday's 1-0 win over West Brom.

Giroud is finishing the season on a strong note, evidenced by three goals in his past four outings. The Frenchman now sits on 16 goals and seven helpers to date and faces a horrid Norwich City defense in next weekend's finale.

April 29, 2014

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Giroud scored Arsenal's final goal in Monday's 3-0 defeat of Newcastle.

Giroud has played with renewed confidence over recent weeks, scoring in two of Arsenal's past three outings. The center forward converted a header from close range Monday, bringing his season total to 15 Premier League goals. Despite a mid-season dry spell, only Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney, and Sergio Aguero have scored more from the striker position than Giroud this season.

April 23, 2014

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Giroud said that he would like to sign a new contract at Arsenal despite rumors surrounding his future at the club, reports the Daily Mirror.

Giroud said his contract doesn't end until 2016, and that he wants to be at the club next season. He joined Arsenal from Montpellier in 2012 and has started in Arsenal's last two matches.

April 16, 2014

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Giroud scored in the 55th minute of Arsenal's 3-1 win over West Ham on Tuesday.

Giroud's goal was his 14th this season, which he's coupled with seven assists, although his last helper came back on Feb. 22 against Sunderland. The Frenchman's 14 goals now put him behind only Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Yaya Toure, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Jay Rodriguez in the entire Premier League.

April 14, 2014

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Giroud appears likely to fall deeper in the Arsenal depth charts as the team is searching for two new strikers this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

Giroud started Arsenal's FA Cup win over Wigan on the bench, and could be sold this summer.