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French striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that lack of game time at Arsenal could jeopardise his chance of going to the World Cup next summer if he doesn’t have enough game time at Arsenal.
Speaking to French television, Giroud said: “I did not reject Marseille. I just told the coach when I got it on the phone… Actually, I got it on the phone once it was released in the press […]. After a while [Rudi Garcia] wanted to know if I was interested or not by the project of the Olympique de Marseille.
“I always said that it was not an option for me to return to France, at least not in the near future. So it was not in relation to Marseille, since the project is very ambitious and very interesting. But it was not for me.
“The fact of returning to France was never an option. So here it was not personally compared to Marseille because there was also Lyon. Although I am very flattered to have been courted by these two great French clubs.”