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Giroud keen to rectify off-field issues

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Gunning for the Champs

Olivier Giroud moved to clarify his off-field problems on the eve of Arsenal's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich in the last 16 on Wednesday,

The French striker posted a message on Twitter indicating his desire to move on from the bad publicity he has suffered by insisting he has not committed adultery.

On Sunday, Giroud took to the social networking site to issue a public apology following allegations that glamour model Celia Kay spent the night in the Arsenal striker's hotel room on the eve of a Premier League fixture.

The striker tweeted his apology an hour before Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Liverpool, in which he did not start but came on as a late substitute, and has clarified it a day before another big match for Arsene Wenger's side.

Giroud admitted he had "made a mistake" but was adamant he would rectify the situation. He could yet be disciplined by the club - Wenger said it would be dealt with internally in order to respect Giroud's privacy - but is expected to return to the starting line-up against Bayern.

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