New Chelsea FC signing opens up on why he has signed

Olivier Giroud opens up about the main reason for his transfer to Chelsea FC from Arsenal this summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Olivier Giroud
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Olivier Giroud has claimed that Chelsea FC’s track record with trophies speaks for itself as his main reason for choosing to sign for the Blues from Arsenal in January.

The French forward has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having joined the west London side from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The move came after the 31-year-old had struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at The Emirates in the first part of the season.

Giroud was keen to gain some regular playing time in the second half of the season as he bids to win a place in the France squad for this summer’s World Cup.

And the forward has now offered a clear explanation for his reasons for signing for the west London side, pointing to their success in recent years.

Giroud is quoted as saying by Metro: “I have come to the English club which has won most title over the last 10 years – that says everything. With Chelsea, I think I have surprised people.”

Giroud will be hoping to feature for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

The striker scored France’s opening goal in their 3-2 friendly loss to Colombia on Friday night.

The west London side are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table as they bid to break back into the top four and secure Champions League qualification for next season.

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