Official – Arsenal seal double deal ahead of January window, Announcement within hours

After heavily being involved in bolstering Arsenal’s squad in the January transfer window, Arsene Wenger has now turned his attention to extending the existing contracts of his players.

According to RMC Sport, both Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have agreed to prolong their stay in London for the foreseeable future, this despite one playing far more than the other this season.

The French striker, who celebrated his 30th birthday back in September, will reportedly sign a one-year extension, taking his time at Arsenal until at least 2019.

 As for the the 25-year-old defensive midfielder, who has kept Granit Xhaka out of the team most of the season, Coquelin is prepared to pen a new deal keeping him at the club until 2021.
Also hidden in RMC Sport’s article is also the news that Laurent Koscielny is also expected to sign a one-year extension to keep him until 2020, which we’re baffled didn’t make the headline.

This means that Wenger will have his French spine at the club for a few more years.

That’s if the manager stays in charge of the club beyond this season.

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