Olivier Giroud explains why Chelsea FC are England’s ‘top club’
The Chelsea FC star is thrilled to be a member of Maurizio Sarri's squad despite talk of a summer exit
Olivier Giroud believes Chelsea FC have proven that they are the Premier League’s “top club” over the past decade.
The French striker has been a good addition to the Chelsea FC squad since his reported £21m move to Stamford Bridge from Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Giroud was sold to accommodate the arrival of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a club record £58m deal to ensure even greater competition for places at the north London side.
The 31-year-old, meanwhile, has been competing with Alvaro Morata to lead the line under Antonio Conte and his successor Maurizio Sarri over the past 10 months or so.
While Giroud has only scored five times in 26 games in all competitions this season, the Chelsea FC striker’s ability to bring team-mates into the game and his work rate has won over most Blues fans.
The World Cup winner has started four Premier League games and has come off the bench four times to play an important role under Sarri in the early months of the Premier League season.
Giroud was linked with a potential move in the summer due to concerns about his ability to hold down a starting spot following the appointment of the former Napoli boss.
However, the veteran striker has forged a good understanding with Eden Hazard and has already made four assists in the Premier League this term.
When French media outlet L’Equipe asked Giroud about talk of a potential move in the 2018 summer transfer window, Giroud is quoted as saying by Metro:
“It did not go as far as we could say.
“There was really a contact [from Marseille] last year, but nothing really concrete this summer.
“I had just arrived at Chelsea, it was not the time to pack my bags again three months later.
“For me, Chelsea is the top club in England, the one that has won the most titles over the last ten years.
“I am where I wanted to be. So why leave?”
The France international has risked the wrath of Arsenal supporters after his declaration about the west London side’s standing in English football in the last 10 years.
The Chelsea FC star won the FA Cup with the west London side after the Blues were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the Wembley final back in May.
Giroud will be hoping to start against Manchester United in their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.