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Transfer news: Olivier Giroud revealed he could have joined the Blues
Arsenal’s new signing Olivier Giroud has revealed that he turned down a move to Chelsea in order to complete the move to north London.
The Gunners yesterday announced the signing of the Frenchman, who scored 21 goals as former club Montpellier last season.
“The choice was between Chelsea and Arsenal. I chose Arsenal because of the club’s philosophy and stability,” he said.
“It is something that means a lot for me. I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Arsenal are a great club with many French players.”