Olivier Giroud has revealed there is a player he attempted to force an Arsenal move for before the transfer window closed on Wednesday. 

The 29-year-old is yet to make his first appearance of the season after returning from Euro 2016 duty with France during the summer.

And despite Arsene Wenger’s host of attacking midfield options, Giroud insists he tried to convince his countryman and new Tottenham signing Moussa Sissoko to join the Gunners after the ex-Newcastle star was linked with a move to the Emirates stadium.

“I told him to give Arsenal the priority. It’s true it was special denouement. Until the end he didn’t know what he’ll do,” Giroud said.

“It’s good for him. I think it was quite a long month for him so it’s good that something could have happened even in the very last moments. It’s great for him.

“Tottenham is a great team in our league. Obviously we all wanted for him after his good Euro and great performances, that he joins a premier League club.

In the Premier League Tottenham are an opponent for the trophy this year. I hope he will not be in good conditions against us.”

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