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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