Via Get French Football News come reports from RMC Radio in France that Arsenal have agreed contract extensions with Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin, while negotiations are at an advanced stage with Laurent Koscielny.
Laurent Koscielny is in advanced contract negotiations with Arsenal about extending until 2020. (RMC)
— Get French Football (@GFFN) December 13, 2016
The on-pitch skipper this season was reportedly close to signing new terms last month, and this would be a real bonus to tie him down for, more or less, the rest of his top flight career.
Coquelin signed a new deal in Febuary 2015, and has been rewarded for becoming a consistent presence in the Arsenal midfield with a new long-term contract.
Giroud, meanwhile, has extended his current deal by a year. It was due to expire in 2018 but will now run to 2019, and only last week his agent said the Frenchman was committed to Arsenal and had no intention of looking to move on in January despite only starting twice this season.
It does seem like the club are moving to secure players onto new deals. Earlier club secretary David Miles said that talks were going well with star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, while the manager spoke last week about deals for Santi Cazorla (1 year extension) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Let’s hope all goes smoothly with all of them.