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France coach Deschamps lashes out at ‘pitiful’ Karim Benzema

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Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps took a swipe at Karim Benzema on Thursday as the French coach again left the Real Madrid forward out of his 26-man squad for three key matches next month.

The 29-year-old Benzema has not figured for France since October 2015 over allegations of his involvement in a sex-tape scandal featuring midfielder Mathieu Valbuena.

France coach Deschamps lashes out at ‘pitiful’ Karim Benzema

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Paris (AFP) – Didier Deschamps took a swipe at Karim Benzema on Thursday as the French coach again left the Real Madrid forward out of his 26-man squad for three key matches next month.

The 29-year-old Benzema has not figured for France since October 2015 over allegations of his involvement in a sex-tape scandal featuring midfielder Mathieu Valbuena.

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger Reflects On Stoke Win

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Arsene Wenger was pleased as Arsenal "kept a clean sheet again" in their 4-1 victory over Stoke.

The Gunners boosted their chances of finishing in the top four with victory over the Potters, which puts them one point behind Liverpool with just two games remaining.

Arsenal went 2-0 up via Olivier Giroud's finish in the 42nd minute and Mesut Ozil's in the 55th.

Arsenal: Gunners Cruise To Victory At Stoke Despite Crafty Crouch Hand-Ball Goal (Video)

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Top-four chasing Arsenal produced a superb display away to Stoke on Saturday, scoring four goals in a rare win at the bet365Stadium.

Stoke did bag a goal themselves, albeit in very controversial circumstances, with Peter Crouch knocking the ball in with his hand.

Despite Arsenal's recent revival of form, another 'Wenger Out' banner was flown over the bet365 Stadium.

Premier League: Arsenal Keep Top-Four Ambitions Alive With Routine 2-0 Win Over Southampton (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal kept their hopes of washing up inside the top four alive with a routine 2-0 away win over Southampton on Wednesday evening.

After a frankly turgid first half of little consequence, it took a flash of inspiration from Alexis Sanchez to jump-start the match into life on the hour mark.

Wenger applauds master of invention Sanchez

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez’s unique qualities after the Chilean opened the scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Southampton and then created a second goal for substitute Olivier Giroud.

Wednesday’s victory took Arsenal to within three points of the Premier League top four and keeps alive the possibility of a 20th successive season of Champions League football for the north London club.

Wenger applauds master of invention Sanchez

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger hailed Alexis Sanchez’s unique qualities after the Chilean opened the scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Southampton and then created a second goal for substitute Olivier Giroud.

Wednesday’s victory took Arsenal to within three points of the Premier League top four and keeps alive the possibility of a 20th successive season of Champions League football for the north London club.

Giroud wants to do ‘great things’ at Arsenal

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There have been many recent rumours regarding Arsenal players with all the uncertainty around the club at the moment, but there was very little said about our French striker Olivier Giroud, who has recently signed a contract extension with the Gunners. But with many reports saying that Arsenal are trying to sign a new top-class [.

Three Premier League strikers West Ham should consider this summer

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In an exclusive interview with ESPN, West Ham star Michail Antonio said that the Hammers need to bolster certain areas of the pitch next season to fight for European places.

He said that West should be looking to sign “a right-back, one more centre-half, and two strikers” in the summer transfer window.

“That’s 19 million over the top” – Arsenal fans react to breaking Olivier Giroud news

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Why Wenger MUST start Giroud for Arsenal v Middlesborough

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The last time that the Arsenal and France centre forward Olivier Giroud started a game for the Gunners was in the FA cup win over the national league side Lincoln City and the big man duly scored to help Arsenal into the next round. The last time he started a Premier League game for us, [...]

Ozil the difference to ease pressure on Wenger

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London (AFP) – Mesut Ozil scored one and made another as Arsenal earned a much-needed win for manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-0 home victory over Premier League strugglers West Ham on Wednesday.

Theo Walcott and substitute Olivier Giroud were the other scorers and victory lifted the Gunners to fifth place in the Premier League, improving their hopes of a top-four finish - and with that the likelihood that Wenger will stay at the club next season.

CONFIRMED Arsenal team to face Liverpool – Sanchez out!

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Well everybody can usually easily predict which Arsenal team that Arsene Wenger will pick every week, but today he has shocked us all by leaving out Alexis Sanchez, and reinstating Olivier Giroud as centre-forward. Could this be because he wants to rest the Chilean ahead of massive 4-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday (lol), [.

Arsenal: Olivier Giroud’s Incredible Scorpion Volley Against Crystal Palace Recreated In Lego (Video)

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It may have been pipped to the January 'Goal of the Month' award by Andy Carroll's exocet overhead kick, but Olivier Giroud's equally audacious scorpion volley (also against Crystal Palace) has been immortalised in an altogether more meaningful way.

Thanks to Weevil888, Giroud's partially inspired, partially fluked back-heel has taken its place in the grand pantheon of icon footballing moments re-rendered in Lego.

Thierry Henry: I never criticised Giroud

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In an interview with L'Equipe, Thierry Henry has insisted that he did not criticise Arsenal...

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Arsenal player ratings from Chelsea loss – Giroud MOTM

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It may seem a bit daft to say that Olivier Giroud was the best Arsenal player on the pitch against Chelsea as he did not even start the game and only played the last half hour or so, but that was not his fault and the Frenchman took his goal well to give us Gooners [...]

Hazard sparkles, Chelsea dazzle, rivals are frazzled

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard's brilliant goal in Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Arsenal further buried the title hopes of their Premier League rivals with even angry Arsene Wenger admitting that his London foes are a class act.

Antonio Conte's side shattered Arsenal's hopes while Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool hit a new low in a 2-0 defeat at Hull in Saturday's games.

Hazard sparkles, Chelsea dazzle, rivals are frazzled

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London (AFP) Eden Hazard's brilliant goal in Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Arsenal further buried the title hopes of their Premier League rivals with even angry Arsene Wenger admitting that his London foes are a class act.

Antonio Conte's side shattered Arsenal's hopes while Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool hit a new low in a 2-0 defeat at Hull in Saturday's games.

Hazard sparkles, Chelsea dazzle, rivals are frazzled

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard’s brilliant goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal further buried the title hopes of their Premier League rivals with even angry Arsene Wenger admitting that his London foes are a class act.

Antonio Conte’s side shattered Arsenal’s hopes while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool hit a new low in a 2-0 defeat at Hull in Saturday’s games.

Wenger must put Sanchez up front to save our season

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Quite a surprising title, given Olivier Giroud's form, yet one that makes sense if the...

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Forgive Fabregas? Is Giroud injured?

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Fabregas is in the news in the run up to Saturday's game at the Bridge, professing his gratitude to Arsenal for believing in him in an interview published on youtube this week.

He's also put up some Snapchat photos of him with Hector and Bobby P at a Puma event from earlier in the week.

Is it time to forgive him?

Olivier Giroud – This is why my form has improved

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Olivier Giroud believes a spell on the sidelines has made him a better player than he was before,...

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Arsenal forward won’t rule out China move

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Olivier Giroud has said that he wouldn't move out a move to the riches of the...

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Wenger – Swansea worked hard and Arsenal were lucky

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Considering their position in the table, Paul Clement's Swansea side looked confident and stylish at the start of yesterday's game against Arsenal, and for the first half an hour they looked like they could take something from the game, until Olivier Giroud got his customary goal a game to give the Gunners a half-time lead.

Sanchez rounds off Arsenal romp over limp Swansea

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Alexis Sanchez's 14th goal of the season added the finishing touch to Arsenal's convincing 4-0 Premier League victory over relegation battlers Swansea on Saturday elevating them to third.

The in-form France striker Olivier Giroud gave the visitors a first half lead before own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton and an opportunist strike from Chilean star Sanchez completed the job.

Sanchez rounds off Arsenal romp over limp Swansea

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Alexis Sanchez's 14th goal of the season added the finishing touch to Arsenal's convincing 4-0 Premier League victory over relegation battlers Swansea on Saturday elevating them to third.

The in-form France striker Olivier Giroud gave the visitors a first half lead before own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton and an opportunist strike from Chilean star Sanchez completed the job.

“It was a frustrating few months” – Arsenal star talks about new deal

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Arsenal announced the contract extensions of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin...

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“Resign good players, not these clowns” – Arsenal announce new deals but not for their two star players

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Arsenal announced the contract extensions of Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin...

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Arsenal seal agreement for top class stars, Arsene Wenger delighted with 'great news'

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Arsenal have announced that Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have all signed new deals.

The Gunners have been trying to agree to extensions with their best players for a while now and they will be delighted that three of their key players have committed their futures to the club.

Official: Arsenal Wrap Up New Long-Term Deals For French Trio Coquelin, Koscielny And Giroud (Photo)

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"Four Frenchmen walk into a conference room..." (Photo: Arsenal.com)

Without so much as a peep, Arsenal have today tied three of their first-teamers to new long-term contracts.

Francis Coquelin, Laurent Koscielny and the revitalised Olivier Giroud have all put pen to paper on significant extensions.

Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin pen new Arsenal deals

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London (AFP) Arsenal's French trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have all agreed contract extensions, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The club said the three players had signed "long-term" contracts, but did not disclose the duration of their deals.

"We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on the club website.

Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin pen new Arsenal deals

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London (AFP) Arsenal's French trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have all agreed contract extensions, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The club said the three players had signed "long-term" contracts, but did not disclose the duration of their deals.

"We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on the club website.

Video: Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin sign new Arsenal contracts

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Arsenal trio sign new long-term contracts

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Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, have all signed new long-term contracts...

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FA Cup 4th Round draw, 3rd round talking points and best goals as Rooney equals record

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There will be plenty of words written and said about whether the FA Cup still retains its trademark magic especially after Cardiff City played Fulham in front of sparse crowd of just over...

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Olivier Giroud, Dele Alli, Defoe… Names of the Premier League, weeks 19 and 20

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The Premier League games have continued to come thick and fast, with barely a break at all for some sides. Names of the Premier League continues too. So, who made fans sit up and pay attention over...

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Palace: Player Ratings

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A bread and butter win against a poor Palace, with Özil out, presumably to flu, it gave us a chance to see what life would be like with a proper Mesut injury and to my surprise it didn't look as bad as I feared. His absence seemed to embolden some; freed from having to pass it to the German Genius whenever he is available; players started to express themselves more than usual and it worked well.

Olivier Giroud or Henrikh Mkhitaryan? Battle of the backheel volley wonder goals

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You wait ages for an absolutely outrageous backheel volley goal and then two come along at once. Barely a week after Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored an outstanding scorpion-style pincer kick in Manchester...

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Arsenal trio return to training

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According to Arseblog News, first-team trio, Per Mertesacker, Hector Bellerin and Olivier...

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Should Giroud stay as Arsenal’s “supersub” or start every game?

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It is quite amazing that Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last five games for Arsenal, but he has actually only started one game, and in that match it was the first one that he didn't score from open play. So would you say that the French hitman has earned a starting place [...]