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FOOTIE TWEETS: Giroud's extraordinary apology, Falcao on road to recovery, Ibrahimovic impresses the lads

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud makes an unusual public apology to his wife, his family and his football club after it was revealed that model Celia Kay had entered his hotel room the night before a Premier League game.

Ex-Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest striker Robert Earnshaw found out a nice fact about his 2004 hat-trick for Wales.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham keeper Carlo Cudicini praised his old Spurs teammate Jermain Defoe ahead of his big-money move to MLS club Toronto FC.

West Bromwich Albion new boy Thievy Bifouma was trying to get the Baggies fans up and about ahead of the weekend's clash with Fulham.

Monaco and Colombia ace Radamel Falcao gave his fans an insight into this recovery from a knee injury.

Translation: Day #21 Saturday doubleheader training, here is a summary.

Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner took up a spot of shopping at Harrod's with his son Jake.

Daniel Sturridge was 'gearing' up for Liverpool's home meeting with Swansea City on Sunday.

Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford was over the moon after scoring in Derby County's 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night as the Rams get set for AFC Bournemouth.

Joey Barton was able to pick the brains of Spanish football specialists.

Tim Cahill and the Australian national team were excited about the new Nike kit for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Chelsea's Andre Schurrle got his kicks out of watching PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic take Bayer Leverksuen apart on Tuesday night.

As did Everton loanee Romelu Lukaku who procuded a nice spin on words.

While Blues teammate Samuel Eto'o caught up with Russian rapper Timati.

Barcelona's Neymar snapped a pic in his new MJ cap.

Manchester United's Ashley Young had the pleasure of meeting the great Diego Maradona.

Fernandinho was involved in a deep football conversation with Man City teammate Yaya Toure on the morning of their 2-0 loss to Barcelona.

While defender Dani Alves revelled in his late goal for Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium.

And FIFA chief Sepp Blatter send his best wishes to Preston North End and England legend Sir Tom Finney after he passed away last week aged 91.

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