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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has extended his contract with Chelsea. Giroud will now stay at the club till next summer. The French striker joined Chelsea from Arsenal last January. The 32-year old has since made 62 appearances for the Blues, scoring 17 goals and providing 11 assists.

This season, Giroud has made 44 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 12 goals and providing 8 assists.

Upon signing the extension, Giroud said, “I am very happy to sign a new contract. I really wanted to stay at least one more year – I have felt a part of the team, the family, since the beginning and hopefully there will be more trophies to come.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said of Giroud, e are very pleased that Olivier will be a Chelsea player for another season. Since joining us 18 months ago, he has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities, but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team.

Whether it is his unselfish link-up play or his 10 Europa League goals this season, he has been a crucial member of the squad and we hope he will be able to pick up a second Chelsea winner’s medal in Baku later this month to accompany last season’s FA Cup win.”

Giroud has been impressive in the Europa League for Chelsea as he is the joint-top scorer along with Luka Jovic, scoring 10 goals in 13 games. The Frenchman will hope to end this season on a high by guiding Chelsea to Europa League glory.

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