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Giroud reveals Chelsea snub

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Giroud reveals Cheslea snub (©GettyImages)
Giroud reveals Cheslea snub (©GettyImages).

France striker Olivier Giroud snubbed a move to Chelsea in favour of joining Arsenal.

Giroud completed his £13million transfer from Montpellier on Tuesday after rejecting the chance to sign for the Champions League winners. The in-demand 25-year-old prefers the set-up at Arsenal, including its French influence, and suspected Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo knew little about him.

"Why did I choose Arsenal rather than Chelsea?" Giroud told French newspaper L'Equipe. "Because it is a club I love and I thought it would be easier for my adaptation."

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