Arsenal boss Wenger: We chose Giroud over Ba

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he considered new Chelsea signing Demba Ba in the summer.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he considered new Chelsea signing Demba Ba in the summer.

Wenger admitted that Chelsea’s latest recruit was a target last summer, but he opted instead for Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud.

Wenger said: "It was Giroud or Demba Ba in the summer — they are very similar players. I was a bit cautious about the noises on Ba’s knee injury, but someone told me the problem he has is manageable and can be prevented."

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