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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has spoken about almost joining Everton during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal brought in Alexandre Lacazette for a club record transfer from Lyon over the summer window, throwing Giroud’s future into doubt.
“It was a private decision. It’s true I was close to leaving because I wanted to play,” Giroud said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“But after a big reflection with everyone around me like my family and close friends, I wanted to stay at Arsenal.
“I thought the story was not over at Arsenal. The club has given me a lot, I want to win some more trophies.
“As I said to the boss, our story is not finished, and everyone was pleased with that.”