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Olivier Giroud ‘not rattled’ by affair allegations

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is unaffected by the allegations regarding his personal life, according to teammate Bacary Sagna, who insists his compatriot is working harder than ever in training.

Giroud was forced into an apology on Twitter before Sunday’s game with Liverpool, an apparent admission of guilt, after The Sun had published reports on consecutive weekends about a tryst with a model.

The France international had initially denied the incident, which took place at the Arsenal team hotel before victory over Crystal Palace, but expressed his regret after photographs emerged supposed to be taken by the woman in question.

Giroud has not started for Arsenal since this came to light, being overlooked twice in succession in favour of young forward Yaya Sanago, but Arsene Wenger insists the two things are not related.

Sagna, meanwhile, says Giroud retains the faith of his teammates after his display of contrition and that he is striving to replicate the goalscoring form he had show earlier in the season.

“Of course, he acknowledged his mistakes," Sagna told RMC. "He is part of the team, he is among us.

"We know it is difficult for him at this time. He continues to work, he works more in training. It's clear that this isn't evident at the moment. He wants to do well and get back to his best.

"I do not think this story has rattled him. He wants to do well and show everyone that, despite the mistake he made, he is ready to fight to help the team and the France national team, too."

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