Arsenal’s capacity to attract quality players to the Emirates is also largely dependent on Arsene Wenger’s ability to retain his best players.
According to reports, Oliver Giroud has revealed that he is ready to sign a new deal with Arsenal after having talks with Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman denied he had already put pen to paper on a fresh new deal, despite his current deal expiring in 2018.
But despite being concerned at his lack of playing time with the club, he admitted he’s keen to commit his future to The Gunners.
‘People have been saying I have signed a new contract,’ the 30-year-old said.
‘It is not true but maybe soon.’
Giroud conceded he’d grown frustrated at playing second fiddle to Alexis Sanchez in the striking role this season but he is ready to fight for his place after receiving Wenger’s backing.
‘I came back a bit late from the Euros and it was nice for my body because I could rest but not good for me because the team was doing well and another striker was doing well up front,’ he added.
‘This season has been difficult because also I was injured for a month and a half so it hasn’t been easy.
‘But it is all about keeping the focus high. Always keep working hard at training.
‘I was speaking with the boss, we had a couple of discussions together and he explained to me why I hadn’t played too much until now.
‘But football is an everlasting new beginning, as I used to say, and you always have to keep focused and wait for your time.
‘This time I played, I tried to give everything for the team and hopefully things will change for me.
‘But as long as the team is getting better I am happy and I am part of the club for five years and I want to carry on.
‘But we have to see, I need more time of games but we will see in the future.’