Olivier Giroud: “Returning to France was never an option for me.”

Speaking in an interview with Téléfoot, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud explained his decision to turn down Marseille this summer.

“I did not refuse Marseille. I simply said to the boss when I was on the phone with him… He wanted to know if I was interested or not in the Marseille project. I have always said that returning to France was not an option for me, even less so in the short-term future. So it was not something against Marseille, because the project is very ambitious and very interesting… It was not specifically about Marseille, because I also had Lyon. I am very flattered to have been chased by two great French clubs.”


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