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Salomon Kalou rejected Arsenal move in January

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Salomon Kalou rejected Arsenal move in January

Salomon Kalou says he rejected the chance to join Arsenal on loan during the January transfer window.

The former Chelsea forward claims he had the opportunity to move to Arsene Wenger’s side on a temporary deal but wanted to finish the campaign with his current club Lille.

"A possible departure? Yes, to Arsenal,” the Cote d'Ivoire international told L'Equipe. “It could have been done as a last-minute loan.

“But I want to finish third, prepare for the World Cup and go to the Stade de France to compete in the final of the Coupe de France."

Arsenal, which lost pace in the race for the Premier League title following a 6-0 defeat against Chelsea, made just one signing in January, with Kim Kallstrom joining the Gunners on loan - though he is yet to make an appearance for the club because of an injury.

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