France international forward Olivier Giroud has effectively ruled out merseyside club Everton reviving their interest in bringing him to Goodison park when the winter transfer window opens in January.
The Toffees came close to signing the French centre-forward back in the summer transfer window – their preferred choice to replace Manchester United bound striker Romelu Lukaku – only for the move to fall through at the 11th hour.
Olivier Giroud opted to stay at the North London club where he has only started three games all season – two in the UEFA Europa League and one in the League Cup.
But the big forward has been a regular substitute under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and in a recent interview with Canal, the forward suggested he is delighted to remain in London and take his limited opportunities under the French tactician.
Giroud disclosed he was very close to joining another English Premier League club, Everton, but said he made the best choice of remaining at the Emirates Stadium.
The forward further stated that he was satisfied and content to have stayed back in North London.