Kevin Mirallas reveals Arsenal snub after completing move to Everton

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Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas reveals that he chose to sign for Everton despite talks with Arsenal.

Everton's new signing Kevin Mirallas has revealed that he turned down the chance to sign for Arsenal this summer.

The Belgian international, who completed a move to Goodison Park on Sunday, claimed that he snubbed the chance to move to North London.

Mirallas told Everton's official club website: "Discussions were at quite an advanced stage with Arsenal but it was always clear it would be totally down to me to make the decision."

The 24-year-old also said that talking to countryman Marouane Fellaini persuaded him Everton were the right club to further his ambitions.

He said: "We had a couple of phone conversations and it definitely influenced my decision.

"He convinced me the club was an ideal fit for me and hopefully it is a place where I can exploit my talents and grow as a player and perform well."

Everton made a dream start to their Premier League campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win against Manchester United.

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