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Everton have finally given up on signing Olivier Giroud, according to reports.
The Toffees had made Giroud a priority target but they failed to convince the player to swap the Emirates for Goodison Park.
As a result, Koeman has now turned his attentions to other targets, as he attempts to sign a new centre forward before the transfer window closes.
Giroud recently confirmed he will be staying at Arsenal this season, after revealing his heart and soul told him to stay with the Gunners, handing Koeman, who was confident the arrival of Lacazette at Arsenal will help his cause a huge blow in the process.
“There was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay,” Giroud said .
“I’ve been hesitating because I’m the most happy man when I play and I am on the pitch.
“But I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important part to play this season in the club and I feel good in my head and also physically.
“So I am 100 per cent focused on the club project. I’ve been through five amazing years here so I felt like the story had to continue.
“There are nice days to come from me in an Arsenal shirt.”
The Toffees were even prepared to make Giroud one of their highest earner but that wasn’t enough to convince the 30 year old to leave the Emirates, which is a big sign that the striker loves Arsenal a lot.
The once divisive striker is now beginning to win the hearts of Gooners and could soon become a fan favorite if he continues to give his best despite not being a starter.
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