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Arsenal signing Giroud is French gay icon

Incoming Arsenal signing Olivier Giroud arrives after posing in a gay magazine.

The Montpellier striker was recently voted the country's sexiest footballer and got his kit off for gay mag Tetu.

He features on the front cover of the Paris-based monthly, proudly ­declaring: "I have no taboos."

Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin has repeatedly made headlines with a string of anti-gay comments.

But Giroud told Tetu: "I would be delighted if my ­gesture can help change the mentality of some people ­involved in football.

"I don't see any difference between a gay person and a straight one. Tetu is a ­magazine just like any other."

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