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Ajax coach De Boer admits he wanted Arsenal striker Giroud

Ajax coach Frank de Boer admits he was keen to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

De Boer is frustrated with their lack of power in the transfer market.

"(Board member) Tonny Bruins pointed us towards Olivier Giroud when he played for Montpellier. He had also been quick to notice Xherdan Shaqiri.

"But if those guys happen to score often for a few weeks, then you get Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the doorstep. Then you have no chance."

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