French trio sign new long-term contracts

French trio sign new long-term contracts

We’re delighted to announce that three of our first-team stars have committed their futures to the club by signing new long-term contracts. Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny have all extended their stays in north London by agreeing new deals. Wenger – Why Giroud can’t stop scoring The best of Koscielny against Leicester Why was Coquelin so vital in the Stoke win Francis has become a key figure in our midfield in recent seasons and has now made 131 senior appearances for the club. Olivier was our top scorer in 2015/16 with 24 goals in all competitions, before helping France reach the final of Euro 2016 last summer. He has continued his fine form this season with nine goals so far.

Giroud's scorpion kick… from every angle

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Fellow France international Laurent has established himself as one of Europe’s finest defenders since his arrival in 2010. He has made 273 appearances and netted 22 times – including decisive goals on the final day of the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons to secure Champions League qualification, and the equaliser against Hull City in the 2014 FA Cup final. Arsène Wenger said: “We are very pleased that three important members of our team have…

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