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Arsenal target not using Champions League clash as a trial

11:12 21 November 2012

Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will be out to stop former team-mate Olivier Giroud. Photo: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will be out to stop former team-mate Olivier Giroud. Photo: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

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Montpellier star Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa insists that he does not consider the trip to the Emirates as a trial to earn a move to the Gunners.

The 23-year-old was a target for the north Londoners in the summer as they signed Olivier Giroud from the French champions.

He said: “Is my future in the Premier League? Now my head is exclusively focussed in Montpellier.

“I am happy in this club but I am young and it is never impossible to reject a progression in this sport.

“I do not consider this match at the Emirates as a chance to demonstrate my level.”

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