Kevin Mirallas To Snub Wounded Arsenal For Everton

Striker favours Goodison Park switch.

Olympiakos striker Kevin Mirallas has rejected the chance to replace Robin van Persie at Arsenal after admitting he would rather join Everton.

The Toffees are closing in on a £5.3m deal for the Belgium international, who scored 20 goals in 25 appearances last season for the Greek Champions.

But the 24-year-old has revealed that he had the chance to replace outbound Gunners skipper van Persie at the Emirates.

The Dutchman is set to join Manchester United in a £24m deal and, although Arsenal have boosted their strike force with signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, boss Arsene Wenger is clearly in the market for another forward.

“It is possible to go to Everton, it is possible to go to Arsenal, I don’t know,” he told Sky Sports.

“Two big clubs from the Premier League but for me it is more important to play every week so it is better for me with Everton.

“It is a good team, for me it is a good opportunity because Marouane Fellaini plays at Everton and he is my friend.”

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