Much digital ink has been spilled over the contract status of Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez, but Olivier Giroud’s contract is also set to run out at the end of next season.
Well, according to Sky Sports, Wenger has said he wants Giroud to sign a contract extension, even if he is not sure how to keep the striker happy now that he has fallen out of the first choice starting XI.
“How do we keep them all happy? Honestly I don't know,” Wenger said. “If you have only one striker, the press says 'why don't you buy another striker?' Once you buy one more they say 'how can you keep him happy?’”
Which is really a good point.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, Giroud hasn’t made any fuss about being unhappy at Arsenal, and his agent recently squelched rumors he would look to move in the January transfer window.
Giroud has still managed to contribute as a subsitute and, in the words of Thierry Henry, makes for a good “Plan B,” so hopefully the two sides can work something out.