Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he was a target for Bayern Munich in the summer but is happy to have joined the Gunners. Asked if he had been in touch with Bayern, the France international striker was quoted in The Sun as saying: "Not directly but my agent was and it was validated by Bayern.

"They wanted time to watch the Euros and (Mario) Mandzukic had a good tournament.

"The fact I was wooed by Arsenal is good. I'm very happy here. English football is what I hoped for.

"The people live, eat and sleep football here."