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Oliver Giroud believes his late-season experience can help Chelsea

• Chelsea seeking fourth place at expense of Liverpool• ‘I hope I can be the lucky charm for Champions League race’Chelsea go into their final two games of the season convinced they can still pluck a top-four finish from a turbulent campaign, with Oliv…

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Chelsea aim to be bold amid fury of Barcelona’s Nou Camp storm | Dominic Fifield

Antonio Conte’s caution may mask an acceptance that taking risks is the way to secure a place in the Champions League quarter-finalsAntonio Conte may just have been being painfully realistic but his body language at Camp Nou came across as distinctly d…

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Transfer deadline day: Aubameyang, Giroud, Batshuayi, Mahrez latest – live!

Live updates of all the latest football transfer newsGiroud to join Chelsea and unlock Aubameyang’s Arsenal transferLeicester tell Man City Mahrez deal will take ‘mind-blowing’ offerEmail Ed with any tip-offs or tweet: @ed_aarons 9.34am GMT It was only…

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Olivier Giroud to join Chelsea and unlock Aubameyang’s Arsenal transfer

• Michy Batshuayi set for Dortmund loan• Frenchman eyeing more starts with championsOlivier Giroud is primed to join Chelsea from Arsenal in a deal worth £17.5m, which will pave the way for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to move from Borussia Dortmund to Ar…

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Arsène Wenger says Arsenal ‘have no fear’ before north London derby

• Giroud will miss Saturday’s match against Tottenham with a minor injury• Manager dismisses Lee Dixon’s comments on team’s lack of toughnessArsène Wenger says his Arsenal side “have no fear” before this weekend’s north London derby despite falling beh…

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France’s forwards sparkle as they make case to be among World Cup favourites

Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette scored for France in the international break – and Kylian Mbappé was their standout playerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is difficult to draw too many conclusions fr…

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France’s forwards sparkle as they make case to be among World Cup favourites

Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette scored for France in the international break – and Kylian Mbappé was their standout playerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is difficult to draw too many conclusions fr…

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Arsène Wenger praises match-winner Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal

• Striker was linked with a move away from club in the summer
• ‘It was a relief he decided to stay,’ says manager after 4-3 defeat of Leicester

Arsène Wenger expressed his relief that Olivier Giroud, widely considered this summer to be either on the move or a player destined to be not much more than a supersub, remains very much at the heart of life at Arsenal.

The Frenchman’s thunderous header completed a thrilling comeback for Arsenal on the opening day of the season, and the idea that any suitors might lure Giroud away was met by “a determined no” from Wenger. “He’s fantastic,” the manager added. Giroud had been linked with an exit during the summer, and Wenger admitted he considered allowing his most authentic target man to leave but the 30-year-old resisted the idea.

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Olivier Giroud: Arsenal players want Arsène Wenger to stay on

• Striker says the players hope manager will renew his contract
• Wenger digging in after vicious criticism from pundits and fans

Olivier Giroud believes the Arsenal players are right behind manager Arsène Wenger and want him to stay on at the club despite mounting fan unrest and a poor run of form.

Wenger is determined to continue and, with a two-year contract on the table, says an announcement will be made “very soon”.

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Olivier Giroud: Arsenal players want Arsène Wenger to stay on

• Striker says the players hope manager will renew his contract
• Wenger digging in after vicious criticism from pundits and fans

Olivier Giroud believes the Arsenal players are right behind manager Arsène Wenger and want him to stay on at the club despite mounting fan unrest and a poor run of form.

Wenger is determined to continue and, with a two-year contract on the table, says an announcement will be made “very soon”.

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Olivier Giroud close to signing contract extension at Arsenal

• French striker has scored four goals in as many appearances in recent weeks
• Last-minute goal helped beat Preston in the FA Cup third round on Saturday

Olivier Giroud says he is close to reaching an agreement to a contract extension with Arsenal and hopes to “continue the adventure” at the Emirates Stadium.

The 30-year-old France striker has returned to the side in recent weeks to score four goals in as many appearances.

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Olivier Giroud close to signing contract extension at Arsenal

• French striker has scored four goals in as many appearances in recent weeks
• Last-minute goal helped beat Preston in the FA Cup third round on Saturday

Olivier Giroud says he is close to reaching an agreement to a contract extension with Arsenal and hopes to “continue the adventure” at the Emirates Stadium.

The 30-year-old France striker has returned to the side in recent weeks to score four goals in as many appearances.

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A celebration of scorpion kicks, from Zico to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

You wait years for a scorpion kick and then two come along in a week. Henrik Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud pulled off audacious volleys that will now sit alongside these classics from René Higuita, Anthony Knockaert and Festus Baise

The winger’s first goal of the game was a wondrous 25-yard effort but his second was even better. Anthony Knockaert, now of Brighton and Hove Albion, nonchalantly flicked the ball past a hapless Alex Smithies in the Huddersfield goal from Paul Konchesky’s cross from the left.

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A celebration of scorpion kicks, from Zico to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

You wait years for a scorpion kick and then two come along in a week. Henrik Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud pulled off audacious volleys that will now sit alongside these classics from René Higuita, Anthony Knockaert and Festus Baise

The winger’s first goal of the game was a wondrous 25-yard effort but his second was even better. Anthony Knockaert, now of Brighton and Hove Albion, nonchalantly flicked the ball past a hapless Alex Smithies in the Huddersfield goal from Paul Konchesky’s cross from the left.

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A celebration of scorpion kicks, from Zico to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

You wait years for a scorpion kick and then two come along in a week. Henrik Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud pulled off audacious volleys that will now sit alongside these classics from René Higuita, Anthony Knockaert and Festus Baise

The winger’s first goal of the game was a wondrous 25-yard effort but his second was even better. Anthony Knockaert, now of Brighton and Hove Albion, nonchalantly flicked the ball past a hapless Alex Smithies in the Huddersfield goal from Paul Konchesky’s cross from the left.

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Donkey or scorpion? Olivier Giroud’s volley defies classification | Barney Ronay

The Arsenal striker’s acrobatic opening goal against Crystal Palace will live long in the memory and is likely to be the highlight of his career

On a sodden, cold and otherwise underpowered afternoon at the Emirates Stadium Olivier Giroud provided an unforgettable moment of illumination. The Frenchman has found himself down the pecking order in recent months, demoted to second choice as collateral damage to Alex Sánchez’s reinvention as a spiky central striker. One thing does seem certain, though. Whatever direction Giroud’s strangely divisive five-year Arsenal career takes from here, however the club’s hotly-contested modern history ends up remembering him, he is unlikely to have a better moment, in isolation, than the opening goal here. Olivier, old boy, we’ll always have Palace.

What are we calling it then? A Henrikh? A studs-up, reach-back semi-scorpion? Perhaps the greatest no-look donkey-kick breakaway volley you’re likely to see outside the pixelated world of early 1990s arcade machines? Certainly Henrikh Mkhitaryan does seem have been on to something with his discovery of the sole-of-the-boot, reach-around volley.

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Arsène Wenger calls Olivier Giroud goal against Crystal Palace ‘a work of art’

• Giroud back-heel flick in Arsène Wenger’s top five at Arsenal
• Modest striker says: “It’s all about luck. It’s a great feeling’

Arsène Wenger described Olivier Giroud’s spectacular goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 home win against Crystal Palace as a work of art, and said it must rank in his all-time top five over his 20-year tenure at the club.

Giroud set Arsenal on their way to victory in the 17th minute, when he flicked an Alexis Sánchez cross, which was one yard behind him, with his left heel over his own head and into Wayne Hennessey’s net off the underside of the crossbar. He had been about 12 yards out at the point of the connection.

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Olivier Giroud’s brilliant back-heel helps Arsenal sink Crystal Palace

It was the sort of move that is more routinely associated with the skill buttons on the PlayStation. But when Olivier Giroud blurred the line between the virtually real and the gloriously tangible, he did more than set Arsenal on their way to victory over Crystal Palace. He lit up the Emirates Stadium and provided a memory for years to come.

Giroud’s 17th-minute opener recalled the finish of Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Manchester United against Sunderland on Boxing Day. There were shades of a scorpion kick, albeit with only one leg; a rainbow flick or whatever else the gamers want to call it.

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Olivier Giroud hints at signing new Arsenal contract

• I want to carry on. But we have to see. I need more time of games’
• Arsène Wenger ‘explained to me why I hadn’t played too much’

Olivier Giroud says he has yet to sign a contract extension at Arsenal but hinted he could be willing to commit his future to the club, despite spending the majority of the season playing second fiddle to Alexis Sánchez.

Related: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud snatches late win against West Brom

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Arsène Wenger hails ‘always ready’ Olivier Giroud after late winner for Arsenal – video

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger praises Olivier Giroud after the striker scored a late winner against West Brom on Boxing Day. Speaking at a news conference after the Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium, Wenger says he understands that Giroud may be frustrated with his lack of starts for Arsenal but the two enjoy an honest relationship

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