Giroud reveals link to Bayern

Olivier Giroud has revealed he was a target for Bayern Munich in

the summer but is happy to be at Arsenal.

The France international striker saw a potential move to the

UEFA Champions League finalists fall through after Mario Mandzukic

caught the eye at Euro 2012.

But the former Montpellier man has no regrets about the fact

that he subsequently joined the Gunners because he is enjoying life

in the Premier League.

Asked if he had been in touch with Bayern, Giroud was quoted in

The Sun as saying: “Not directly but my agent was and it was

validated by Bayern.

“They wanted time to watch the Euros and Mandzukic had a good


“The fact I was wooed by Arsenal is good. I’m very happy here.

English football is what I hoped for.

“The people live, eat and sleep football here.”