Giroud: Chelsea is perfect for me

Chelsea’s deadline day signing from Arsenal Olivier Giroud has been speaking of his delight in joining Antonio Conte’s side.

The France international swapped the Emirates for Stamford Bridge in a £19 million move a couple of days ago, and speaking to Chelsea’s official website he said:

“I feel like Conte really wanted me. I wanted to sign for Chelsea and nowhere else, I really wanted to play more.

“I wanted to stay in the Premier League, amd Chelsea for me is perfect because I can even stay in London.”

Giroud signed a 18-month-deal with The Blues, as he looks to secure first-team football ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia. Chelsea manager Antonio had been trying to sign a target-man striker all month, and the former Gunners striker certainly fits that profile.

The France forward is also said to have turned down a move Borussia Dortmund, as part of the deal that took Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to The Emirates, due to his desire for him and his family to continue living in London.

Giroud joined Arsenal from Montpellier in 2012 for £10 million, and went on to score over a 100 goals for the club. Although he found regular game time difficult to come by this season, most Gunners will be sad to see the 31-year-old leave, as he was a hugely popular figure at the club.