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Olivier Giroud has revealed why he chose to stay at Arsenal after Wenger handed him the chance to decide his own future.
On Friday, Wenger revealed his delight at Giroud staying at the club, after revealing he left the door open for the striker to leave the club only for him to choose to stay at the club.
Following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, Giroud’s chances of playing regularly looked slim and several clubs immediately tried to take advantage of the situation but the striker snubbed those advances to stay.
Giroud has now revealed why he chose to stay at Arsenal, despite serious interest in his signature.
“To be honest, there was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay,’ the striker said of his decision to stay at Arsenal.
‘ I have been hesitating because I am the most happy man when I play and I am on the pitch. I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important part to play this season in the club.
“I feel good in my head and also physically. So I am 100 per cent focused on the club project.”
Giroud’s decision to stay at the Emirates will further endear him to the heart of Gooners, who he was beginning to win with his superb performances since losing his position in the starting xi last season.
His decision to stay means Arsenal will play the 2017/2018 season with one of Europe’s most lethal striking options. Not many team can boast of two quality strikers in its ranks and Arsenal will be delighted to be one of those few clubs.
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