Rejecting Everton the correct decision, claims Arsenal star

by Steven Clarke October 12, 2017, 0:07
Rejecting Everton the correct decision, claims Arsenal star

Giroud, 31, was widely linked with a move to Goodison Park all summer as Ronald Koeman searched for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku after he joined Manchester United. I'm happy in England, it's nothing against those clubs.

He has struggled for game time since that goal however and hasn't featured at all in the Premier League this season despite Everton's poor start to the season.

While it is reported Giroud may be signed by Juventus to replace Mario Mandzukic.

"I was very close to signing for another English club, Everton, but I made the best choice I think", Giroud told France's Canal Football Club.

Lyon were the other Ligue 1 were who showed interest in the national star, but the striker has no plans to return to France yet.

Reports have also stated that Giroud opted to remain with Arsenal due to pressure from his wife. I didn't want to return to France.

The striker has just helped France secure qualification to the finals in Russian Federation and will want regular football between now and then to ensure he wins a place in the squad.

However seven games into the season, Lookman is still waiting for his first appearance in the Premier League and the Gunners are keen to test Everton's resolve, however strong it may be.

The Toffees, meanwhile, have struggled to find their footing in the new campaign following the departure of top striker Lukaku to Old Trafford.

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