Striker set to be rewarded with bumper pay increase.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly close to agreeing a new four-year deal with the club, according to Goal.com.
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The 27-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a broken foot, has been offered a two-year extension on his current deal that is now due to expire in 2018.
And it is believed that the fresh terms will lift Giroud’s salary from £60,000-a-week to the £90,000-a-week mark.
Giroud’s contract at the moment runs out in 2016, but Wenger will look to extend the player’s stay at the Emirates following his good form last season.
Giroud will shortly become the latest in a long line of Arsenal players to sign a new contract, following in the footsteps this year of Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky.
Having broken his foot at the end of August, Arsene Wenger confirmed that he would not be playing any football again until December at the earliest, and he now has competition to get back into the side following the transfer deadline day arrival of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.
The France international could also see his place come under threat by Theo Walcott, who is also due to return to full fitness next month.
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