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Video: Olivier Giroud says Arsenal can’t close out games

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Arsenal need to learn how to close out games, according to striker Olivier Giroud. The French star was referring to the Gunners' recent...

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Watch Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Wayne Rooney hailed a "massive" win for Manchester United as a counter-attacking display earned them a 2-1 win at Arsenal.

A Kieran Gibbs own goal gave United the lead against the run of play and, as the hosts poured forward in search of an equaliser, Rooney took advantage of the acres of space at the back to make it two.

Watch Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Wayne Rooney hailed a "massive" win for Manchester United as a counter-attacking display earned them a 2-1 win at Arsenal.

A Kieran Gibbs own goal gave United the lead against the run of play and, as the hosts poured forward in search of an equaliser, Rooney took advantage of the acres of space at the back to make it two.

Arsene Wenger hints Danny Welbeck could be forced back out to the wing for Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted he could revert Danny Welbeck back to the left wing now Olivier Giroud has recovered from his broken leg....

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Arsene Wenger Says He Finally Has Attacking Options

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned he cannot offer guarantees of a place in the starting XI to any of his strikers. For the first time in years, Wenger has quality attacking options with Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez all in contention for a starting spot.

That competition has caused Germany international Lukas Podolski to reassess his future at the Emirates as he is getting frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities, but Wenger insists that is all part and parcel of competition at a leading club.

Arsenal Striker Olivier Giroud Relishing Danny Welbeck Link-up

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident he will return stronger from his three-month injury lay-off and can forge a dynamic strike partnership with England forward Danny Welbeck.

Giroud, 28, has recovered more quickly than expected since suffering a freak broken leg when challenging for the ball in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.

Arsenal Striker Olivier Giroud Relishing Danny Welbeck Link-up

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident he will return stronger from his three-month injury lay-off and can forge a dynamic strike partnership with England forward Danny Welbeck.

Giroud, 28, has recovered more quickly than expected since suffering a freak broken leg when challenging for the ball in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud fit to face Man Utd

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has been passed fit for this weekend's crunch clash against Manchester United after recovering from his broken...

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Arsene Wenger Welcomes Olivier Giroud Return to Arsenal Squad

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Fit-again striker Olivier Giroud can help offer Arsenal "different options", according to manager Arsene Wenger.

The France international has recovered quicker than expected from a fractured leg suffered when challenging for the ball in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.

Arsene Wenger gives injury update for Arsenal’s clash against Manchester United

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Arsene Wenger gives injury update for Arsenal's clash against Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Mikel Arteta will be available when Manchester United travel to the Emirates on Saturday.

The French international picked up a foot injury during the league clash against Everton in August, while the Spaniard has also struggled with injuries and missed the north London club's last few fixtures.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud must prove himself to get in team

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that Olivier Giroud must prove himself to force his way back into the team following his recovery from...

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Incredible scenes as Arsenal medics fix time

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School night pints = Friday morning *boilk*

Not much going on this morning either. The only real news is the return to training of Olivier Giroud and, get this, it's ahead of schedule. That's right, conceptually this might be difficult to comprehend but what it means is that the player isn't out for longer than estimated but will be back before the time-frame given when he picked up the injury.

Ozil Confirms He Is Out Until January

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Arsenal forward Mesut Özil has admitted that he will be unavailable for another seven weeks with the knee ligament injury that has ruled him out since early October.

The Germany international was diagnosed with a partial ligament tear during the last international break after Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on 5 October, and while it was initially hoped he may return in time for the busy Christmas schedule, the 25-year-old confirmed he will be sidelined until early in the new year.

Photos: Olivier Giroud returns to Arsenal training

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Here's @oliviergiroudafc back in training today. #afc #Arsenal #coyg #Giroud #NaNaNaNaaaaaGiroud #Gunners #Gooners #WelcomeBack Ein von Arsenal...

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Arsenal receive massive injury boost

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Arsenal receive massive injury boost - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed star striker Olivier Giroud will return to training next week for the first time in the last three months.

The French international picked up a foot injury during the Gunners' Premier League clash against Everton at Goodison Park earlier in August.

Why Giroud, Not Welbeck, Should Be Arsenal’s Starting Center-Forward Once Healthy

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced during his customary Friday news conference that striker Olivier Giroud is actually ahead of schedule in his recovery from an ankle fracture. Wenger told reporters, "(He is doing) very well. He's three weeks ahead of schedule and I think he will join in normal training after the international break.

Arsenal’s injured star will return to training in November

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Arsenal's injured star will return to training in November - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have received a massive injury boost as striker Olivier Giroud will return to training after this month's international break.

The French striker picked up a foot injury during Arsenal's 2-2 draw over Everton at Goodison Park earlier in August.

Video: Oliver Giroud three weeks ahead of schedule, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

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Injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is three weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery and could return to action before the end of November. The...

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‘Oliver Giroud miles ahead of schedule for comeback’ says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

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Olivier Giroud is "miles ahead of schedule" for his return from injury, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman sustained...

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Good News: Arsenal superstar returns to full fitness

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Good News: Arsenal superstar returns to full fitness - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news for Arsenal fans. England winger Theo Walcott has returned to training again, while Arsene Wenger confirms striker Olivier Giroud is "ahead of his schedule" in his recovery.

Walcott ruptured his anterior cruciate ligamentin his left knee in Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win against Tottenham in January and unfortunately couldn't take part inEngland's 2014 World Cup campaign.

Olivier Giroud set for early comeback, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

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#454018638 / gettyimages.com Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that striker Olivier Giroud could be back in action sooner than expected....

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Galatasaray meets Arsenal again!

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Galatasaray will be looking to take advantage of Arsenal's midfield injury crisis today as they look to pick up their first ever win in England

Galatasaray never won in England in nine attempts, although they have defeated Arsenal before in the UEFA Cup final in 2000.

Arsenal are also without long-term absentees Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mathieu Debuchy.

Underrated Olivier Giroud Deserves His Arsenal Contract Extension

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Injured Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will soon be rewarded with a two-year contract extension with the Gunners. Manager Arsene Wenger announced during his Tuesday press conference that the deal will be ironed out and completed shortly. The new contract will keep the France international at The Emirates until 2018.

Analyzing How Arsenal Will Suffer When Trying To Overcome Injury Worries

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Arsenal face a serious crisis after losing two of their senior players in Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta to various injuries against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

The duo join a casualty list that already features Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy as well as long-term absentee Theo Walcott bringing the total number of casualties to six.

Arsenal star agrees new £15m contract

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Arsenal star agrees new £15m contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract with the club until the end of the 2017-18 season, worth £80,000-a-week.

This contract will be worth more than £15 million to the player over the course of the three and three-quarter years he is signing for to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud signs new Arsenal contract

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018, according to reports. The extension has not yet been...

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Arsenal’s August-September Progress Report

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Team Strengths: Arsenal's team strengths are ironically their midfield and forward depth (something that the Gunners have had issues with in the past) and passing ability. When all of the Gunners are healthy, the team has Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, and Yaya Sanogo as options up front.

Theo Walcott Could Make Season Debut Against Spurs on September 27th

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According to reports, Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is targeting his return from injury for the September 27th North London derby against rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The speedy winger/striker last played for the Gunners during a 2-0 third round FA Cup victory over Spurs in January. Walcott injured knee ligaments during the January victory, and famously used his fingers to show the winning score line to the visiting Spurs crowd while being carried off of the pitch.

Arsenal prepare to offer new deals to Olivier Giroud and Mikel Arteta

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Arsenal are reportedly preparing to offer new deals to Olivier Giroud and Mikel Arteta now the summer transfer window has closed. Arsene Wenger...

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So It Begins: Arsenal New Boy Danny Welbeck Suffers Ankle Injury During England Training

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And lo, so it begins. The Arsenal injury train just keeps on a-rollin'.

Signed for £16million on deadline day as anemergency replacement for the injuredOlivier Giroud, word is leaking out from the England camp that Danny Welbeck has suffered an injury of his very own while training with England at London Colney yesterday.

Welbeck agrees £16m Arsenal move

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Danny Welbeck has agreed to join Arsenal in a £16m deal, after a topsy-turvy deadline day during which his transfer to the Emirates remained in the balance until the very end.

Welbeck had attracted interest from Sunderland, Hull and Tottenham, with Spurs looking favourite to clinch a loan deal for the United striker, before Arsenal entered the race on Monday afternoon, as Arsene Wenger looked to bolster his options up-front following an injury that will keep Olivier Giroud out until December.

The Argument Against Arsenal Buying A Replacement For Olivier Giroud

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With Olivier Giroud's surgery knocking him out of action until January, the buzz around Arsenal is that the team now needs to buy a new striker if they want to compete for a title. This has led to all kinds of rumors about who Arsenal is targeting and the obscene amounts of money it will cost to acquire a player.

Olivier Giroud ruled out until 2015 after undergoing surgery on ankle injury

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Olivier Giroud ruled out until 2015 after undergoing surgery on ankle injury

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud out until early January, says Arsene Wenger

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Olivier Giroud has undergone surgery and will be out of action until late December or early January, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The...

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Mixed injury news, high tackling + Arsecast 329

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Morning all.

Press conference day today so we get to ask questions about what happened against Anderlecht again. That'll be fun. We already have some team news with Mikel Arteta confirmed out with the hamstring strain he picked up on Tuesday night, while Jack Wilshere should be back in the squad having missed the last couple of games with a knee knack and a dose of the squits.

Interlull: Giroud making progress, scouting under the microscope

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Morning all, and there's a few bits and pieces going on thankfully. Nothing ground-breaking or anything, but something is better than nothing.

Sticking with internationals for starters, thanks to Adam who pointed out that Chile play a friendly against Bolivia on Wednesday which kicks off at midnight over here.

Ramsey’s injury opens the door for the Ox + Giroud contract extension

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Mixed news on the injury front to begin this morning. There's a chance Jack Wilshere might be available for Sunday's trip to Chelsea although he's a doubt for tomorrow night's Champions League clash, while Mikel Arteta's calf strain seems to be the bog standard three week job.

However, the Aaron Ramsey hamstring seems a bit more than routine.

Report: Defoe being chased by QPR, West Ham

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By DAN KARELL

Caught in the wake of Ryan Nelsen's dismissal from Toronto FC was news that Jermain Defoe could also be on his way out of town.

TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko admitted to the local press at a press conference that they've received multiple offers over the year for Defoe, and that they'd make a decision by the end of Monday.

Giroud out, Alexis in. Chequebook closed?

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When Olivier Giroud charged down Sylvain Distin's clearance on Saturday evening and collapsed to the ground in a crumpled heap adjacent to the away end, I barely flickered in recognition. Partly because I'd yet to psychically realign with planet earth after the Frenchman's equaliser. But also because it's easy to be blasé about the sight of Olivier Giroud's anguished features and flicky hands.