Giroud: ‘Chelsea are the perfect club’

Olivier Giroud has described his new club as the perfect club for him following his £18m deadline day transfer from Arsenal two weeks ago.

The Frenchman spent five years with the before finally allowed to leave on the cheap in a three way deal that saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang move to Arsenal, and Michy Batshuayi join Borussia Dortmund on loan.

Now, speaking to the Mirror, Giroud said:

“It’s been a while since I played regularly and that’s why I needed to move. I needed a new challenge and Chelsea was the perfect club for me.

“It’s the Premier League, a club which has won more titles in the past ten years than any other. It’s a massive club and I am very proud to be here and to carry on my career in the Premier League.

, but now it’s a new chapter of my career and I am focused 100 per cent on the Blues to reach our targets. I’m very happy to be here.”