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Arsenal striker Giroud: I've contacted Evra since Marseille sacking

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has made contact with former France teammate Patrice Evra since his sacking by Marseille.

OM have axed Evra, the former Manchester United captain, after he attacked a fan in Portugal last week.

"I hope that he can bounce back," said Giroud.

"I've written him a message to send my support. We had five great years together with the national team and he has always been a leader. It's difficult to speak of what he did, but it was instinct, something full of emotion. And I don't understand very well how supporters can come so close to the pitch like that.

"He's won numerous titles, he's a great player. I hope he can rebound, rediscover his happiness and finish in a different manner."

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