Arsenal need Arsene Wenger to challenge, says Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident the Gunners can challenge for the Premier League title this season

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: Back Page Images

Olivier Giroud is adamant that Arsenal need Arsene Wenger to help them challenge for the Premier League title.

The 64-year-old Frenchman is yet to sign a new contract at the club, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

We need his experience. He must stay

Olivier Giroud

Wenger has come under pressure in recent weeks after the north London side’s title bid came to a shuddering halt.

The Gunners face Hull City in the FA Cup final, and Giroud wants Wenger to stay at Arsenal beyond the summer.

“Of course we all want him [Wenger] to continue the adventure,” Giroud is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“I’m sure that next season we can challenge for the title – I hope, right until the end [of the season] – and we need the coach. We need his experience. He must stay.

“Things are better, we’ve got a bit of serenity back with regards to fourth place [after back-to-back wins over West Ham and Hull, they have moved back ahead of Everton].

“I would say the main objective really is to finish fourth – we know that the Champions League is a vital objective for the club.

“We’ve played in it for 16 years in a row and I don’t want to be part of the team that doesn’t play in it.

“But the FA Cup Final is also very, very important for the club.”

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