17/02/2014 03:36 GMT | Updated 17/02/2014 03:59 GMT

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud Could Be Disciplined Over Affair With Glamour Model Celia Kay

Giroud could be disciplined by Arsenal
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Giroud could be disciplined by Arsenal

Olivier Giroud could be disciplined by Arsenal after he apologised for having an affair with glamour model Celia Kay.

Giroud, who was dropped for Sunday's 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool, tweeted his regret to his "wife, family and friends and my manager, team-mates and Arsenal fans" less than two hours before kick-off.

Last week, Giroud's lawyers sent a series of letters to the Sun newspaper denying any wrongdoing, which prompted Arsenal to drop their plans to fine him £230,000.

The Frenchman emerged as a second-half substitute yesterday and Gunners manager Arsène Wenger refused to clarify whether the striker would be punished.

"He looked a bit tired recently and I know where you want to lead me, slowly but surely," Wenger said of Giroud's demotion, "But he has made a statement and for the rest of it we will deal with it internally. I don't think there is much more to add to that because I want to respect his privacy, as well."

Asked if he will discipline Giroud, Wenger evaded the question and referred to Giroud's admission: "You have to believe the last version."