Sport Giroud: Chelsea are perfect for me

22:23  13 february  2018
22:23  13 february  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Joining Chelsea was the 'obvious' choice, says Giroud

  Joining Chelsea was the 'obvious' choice, says Giroud With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining Arsenal, Olivier Giroud felt he had to leave and Chelsea was the clear choice.Olivier Giroud says the decision to join Chelsea was an "obvious" one when it became clear Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was to join Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud says Chelsea is the " perfect " club for him after signing from Arsenal on Deadline Day. The France international signed an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge and is particularly looking forward to playing a part in the Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona.

Olivier Giroud was introduced to the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. "I wanted to stay in the Premier League, and Chelsea for me is perfect because I can even stay in London.

Olivier Giroud has again expressed his delight to be playing for Chelsea, hailing the club as “perfect”.

The France international joined the Blues on the final day of the January transfer window from Arsenal in a deal thought to be worth in the region of £15 million.

Giroud made his first start in Chelsea colours on Monday night and turned in an impressive display, with Antonio Conte’s men coming away with a 3-0 home win against West Brom.

As quoted by the Mirror, the experienced forward spoke about why Chelsea is the perfect club for him as he aims to impress in the remaining section of the season.

“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.”

Battle-hardened Giroud boosts Conte and Chelsea

  Battle-hardened Giroud boosts Conte and Chelsea The French striker was in the wars on his full Blues debut, winning the admiration of his head coach and the Stamford Bridge faithfulAntonio Conte hailed the contribution of Olivier Giroud after the France striker marked his full Chelsea debut with an all-action display against West Brom.

Olivier Giroud says Chelsea is the " perfect " club for him after signing from Arsenal on Deadline Day.

Olivier Giroud says Chelsea is the " perfect " club for him after signing from Arsenal on Deadline Day.

Olivier Giroud - 7: Some nice hold up play especially in setting up Hazard’s opening goal, but he was quite literally kicked out of the game as two bad challenges on him knocked him off his game. He did also waste a few good openings but the fact he was willing to get shots off showed a lack of fear in front of goal that Morata has been carrying with him for some time.He was rightfully substituted as his passing and general play had become hurried and ineffectual as he attempted to get rid of the ball due to the shear amount of pain he was in. © Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport Some nice hold up play especially in setting up Hazard’s opening goal, but he was quite literally kicked out of the game as two bad challenges on him knocked him off his game. He did also waste a few good openings but the fact he was willing to get shots off showed a lack of fear in front of goal that Morata has been carrying with him for some time.He was rightfully substituted as his passing and general play had become hurried and ineffectual as he attempted to get rid of the ball due to the shear amount of pain he was in.

“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.”

Disappointing to leave Arsenal but Chelsea move 'made sense' - Giroud

  Disappointing to leave Arsenal but Chelsea move 'made sense' - Giroud The 31-year-old made the shock switch to Stamford Bridge at the end of the transfer window and hopes to have better luck finding first-team footballThe 31-year-old striker signed for the Blues for £18 million from their London rivals after Arsenal snapped up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, while Michy Batshuayi went from Stamford Bridge on loan to the German club.

Asked why he had been keen on the move, Giroud told the Chelsea website: "The most important thing was talking with the coach (Antonio Conte). "I wanted to stay in the Premier League, and Chelsea for me is perfect because I can even stay in London.

Olivier Giroud has described Chelsea as the perfect club for him, just days after leaving Arsenal. “I wanted to stay in the Premier League, amd Chelsea for me is perfect because I can even stay in London.”

Giroud will hope to retain his starting place under Conte, with the World Cup to come at the end of the season. The ex-Montpellier forward will know that France have an abundance of quality strikers, and he must perform if he is to persuade Didier Deschamps that he is a useful tool for the tournament in Russia.

Next up for Chelsea is Hull in the FA Cup fifth round, in which Giroud will hope to be given the nod once again.

“I had five amazing years there (at Arsenal), 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.”

Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League © Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

Willian double leads Chelsea into FA Cup quarters .
Willian starred with two goals as Chelsea warmed up for a season-defining few weeks by easing into the FA Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Hull City 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Friday. Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte named a much-changed side with Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard not even included in the Italian's squad.

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