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Giroud urges Wenger to renew Arsenal deal

Arsenal fans embarrass themselves with ‘Wenger out’ and ‘Wenger in’ banners flown over Hawthorns Arsenal make approach for top managerial target to succeed Wenger as change possible
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:59

Olivier Giroud wants Arsene Wenger's "adventure" as Arsenal manager to continue.

After Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday - a result which leaves the Gunners sixth in the Premier League - Wenger said he has made a decision on whether or not he would be staying at the club and would announce it "very soon".

Wenger remains a divisive figure among Arsenal fans, with planes trailing banners saying "No new contract Wenger out" and "In Arsene We Trust #RESPECTAW" flying over The Hawthorns during the first half of Saturday's match.

While the Gunners were eliminated from the Champions League and are all-but out of this year's Premier League title race, they have reached the FA Cup semi-finals, where Manchester City await.

It's left Arsenal needing a huge improvement after the global break if they are to avoid missing out on Champions League football for the first-time on Wenger but, despite the clear issues and fan frustration, Wenger is set to remain in North London.

"We want to see Arsene sign a new deal", Giroud said on InfoSport Plus in France.

Wenger's side are six points off fourth placed Liverpool, but do have two games in hand on the Reds.

German newspaper Bild had reported on Sunday that Arsenal had made an approach to bring in Thomas Tuchel as Arsene Wenger's replacement in the summer. It's more, it's not that, " said the Arsenal boss at the weekend.

"The biggest problem for me is it's a dictatorship". I don't judge other people. I'm judged enough and I'm not a judge so I can't answer. I'm responsible for my own behaviour. "I give my best", he said.

It is also becoming even more evident that the fans are losing patience with the club's longest serving manager; the amount of banners appearing at each game are increasing by the week. "As for all the rest, everybody has to look at themselves".