GIROUD EXPLAINS WHY LEAVING ARSENAL FOR CHELSEA WAS THE RIGHT DECISION

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Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal on transfer deadline day and the striker has no regrets for leaving Arsenal for Chelsea.

“As a football player you need to move on and be ready the first day at your new club,” Giroud said as quoted on Standard Sport.

“It’s a new challenge for me. It was special for me to leave Arsenal because I had five amazing years there. But right now is a new chapter of my career and I’m focused 100 per cent on reaching our targets. I am very happy to be here at Chelsea.”

When asked if he found there was a tense atmosphere at the club or among the players when he arrived, he replied: “I received a nice welcome and I was very happy with that. I know people support us and support me. I will try to repay them on the pitch. When you wear the shirt, people want you to give the maximum.

“I know I will have to be efficient, scoring and assisting sometimes. Obviously we don’t have too much time to integrate. But I feel very good and the players have been very good to me.

“Will I get more of a chance to play here? Yes, obviously that’s why I needed to move. Chelsea was the perfect team for me, the perfect club.

“I’m still playing in the Premier League and for the club that has won the most titles (along with Manchester United) in the past 13 years. It’s a massive club and I’m very proud to be here.”

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