Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
3
FT
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
3
FT
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
3
FT
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
2
0
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
1
0
FT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
2
0
FT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
(3) 3
(2) 3
FT-Pens
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
2
3
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
FT
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
1
3
FT
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
2
1
FT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
0
0
FT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
2
6
FT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
0
2
FT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
1
0
FT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
0
1
LIVE 14'
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by Ian Holyman
May 28, 2014

Giroud in talks over Arsenal extension

Olivier Giroud has told Midi Libre he is already in talks with Arsenal about a contract extension.

- Mangan: Arsenal's cup of liberation and release

Giroud, 27, featured in France's first World Cup warm-up friendly against Norway on Tuesday, scoring twice in a 4-0 win in Paris as he carried his fine club form from last season onto the international stage.

The former Montpellier forward, who struck 16 Premier League goals and laid on a further eight in 36 matches in the English top flight last season, still has half of the four-year contract he signed following his summer 2012 move remaining.

However, he revealed both parties are already keen to add to that deal.

"I have two years left on my contract, but we're in talks to extend it. For the moment, I'm good here. There are some good things to be done," said Giroud, who after being criticised in the immediate aftermath of his arrival from Ligue 1 has proven his worth.

"I feel at ease in this league. My first season wasn't too bad, the second was rather good. I hope to do better still. I progress year-on-year, just like the team, which produces great play."

Though he will likely have to play a back-up role to Karim Benzema for the national side in Brazil, Giroud remains the focal point of the Gunners' attack.

He will again be expected to provide the lion's share of his side's goals if Arsene Wenger are to sustain a title challenge next season.

Giroud acknowledged his club's 2013-14 Premier League tilt had petered out, and admitted Arsene Wenger's squad must toughen up when faced with their biggest rivals if they are to remain contenders throughout the coming campaign.

"We were ahead for a good half of the season, and then we cracked. I think we lacked maturity, that we had a lot of injuries at a tricky time. Above all, we weren't able to adapt to the big teams, and we often went off the rails in big games. We have to improve in those matches, perhaps we have to try to play less. But it's hard with the playing philosophy we have," the 2011-12 Ligue 1 winner explained, adding the FA Cup final triumph over Hull City had helped assuage the disappointment.

"The cup, it's not nothing in England. Especially given the scenario of the final. There was a lot of expectation, great fervour among the supporters. It reminded me of what I had when Montpellier won the title."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.