They’re Gun­ner stay

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

LON­DON. - Arsene Wenger was yes­ter­day handed a ma­jor boost af­ter sign­ing up THREE first team play­ers to long term deals.

Lau­rent Ko­scielny, Fran­cis Co­quelin and Olivier Giroud have all com­mit­ted them­selves to the club on new con­tracts.

Ar­se­nal cap­tain Ko­scielny (31) will now prob­a­bly see out the rest of his ca­reer at the Emi­rates which is a ma­jor boost af­ter in­ter­est from Bay­ern Mu­nich.

Giroud has also com­mit­ted him­self to a new con­tract af­ter as­sur­ances from Arsene Wenger that he will get reg­u­lar games.

Co­quelin will also see it as a ma­jor boost as he re­cov­ers from a ham­string to be a main­stay in the Ar­se­nal mid­field.

Arsène Wenger said: “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.”

Ar­se­nal are still work­ing on deals for Me­sut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez but these three deals are a ma­jor boost.

But Carl Jenk­in­son is set to sign for Crys­tal Palace on a per­ma­nent deal from Ar­se­nal this month. - The Mir­ror.

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