Olivier Giroud’s claim that leaving Chelsea was ‘harder’ than Arsenal makes a lot of sense

Olivier Giroud insists that leaving Chelsea after winning the Champions League was more difficult than Arsenal and should be given more playing time at Stamford Bridge.

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AC Milan star Olivier Giroud recently admitted that breaking up was harder. Chelsea not including Arsenal – and it’s easy to see why.

The 35-year-old Frenchman spent two more years at the Emirates than Stamford Bridge, but had an unfinished job at Chelsea.

Giroud told speechSPORT: “I had a great time at Arsenal but [at Chelsea] I can say more because I have won big championships.

When I left Montpellier and Arsenal it was emotionally difficult to leave, but it was even harder. [at Chelsea] because I haven’t played in the last three months, so that’s proof for me to quit and go to another fight.”

Giroud was a regular during his time at Arsenal and appeared in every match. Premier League During the 2015-16 campaign, the game and make 36 start two seasons earlier.

Olivier Giroud transfers from Chelsea to AC Milan in the summer



During his five and a half years in North London, he had the chance to make his mark by scoring 105 goals in all competitions and winning three FA Cups.

When Giroud joined Chelsea in January 2018, Arsenal had little left to achieve at the Emirates, as Arsenal fell out of the top four and the title race.

But the former Montpellier star has often played a supporting role at Stamford Bridge, starting just 33 Premier League games in three and a half seasons.

After helping France lift the World Cup in 2018, the former Montpellier star deserved more opportunities – especially with the lack of competition on the side.

Chelsea’s other standout options during this period were Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner, none of whom have succeeded in fully convincing offensively.

Giroud added: “I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t played in the last three months because as the team’s top scorer I’ve contributed well to the Champions League success.

“But what can I say? We were very successful and I’m very happy with the FA Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League. I scored a few important goals.

Leaving Chelsea and the Premier League was tough but at the end of the day it was the best solution for me.”

Giroud transferred to Milan in the summer and has since proven his worth by scoring two goals in his first three league games before a match. coronavirus and a back injury hindered his progress.

Rossoneri has a realistic chance to win Serie A this year and Giroud is confident he can manage their title.

“I started the season very well, I did a good pre-season with goals.

“I got a boost in my first game at San Siro. I feel great but after that I was stopped from my good run because of Covid.

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“I think I started very early from Covid because I later had a back injury that I had never experienced before.

“I felt a little sad that the back is so important and you can’t do anything without the back.

“I’m starting to get better now and I’m training with the team, so I hope I’m pain free and hopefully I’ll be on the team for the weekend.”

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