Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Giroud Reveals Why He Ended His Stay At Arsenal

Olivier Giroud has revealed why he ended his five-and-a-half year stay at Arsenal to join close rivals Chelsea in January.
 "I went to see Wenger to ask him where he was with Aubameyang," he told France Football.

"I put him under a bit of pressure, like my agent, who I spoke to several times a day. It is normal. I did not want to be deprived of going to Chelsea, which was the best solution for me.

"The coach immediately said to me: 'Don't worry, I will do my best so that you are happy'. On one side, it was normal. I had never asked to leave."
But Giroud explains he was desperate to get out of the Emirates Stadium because he could no longer face being on the bench week in, week out.
"On the other, I knew that he would not cause problems given the relationship we had always had. He even said to me that it would p*** him off if I did not go to Russia.

"I could not bring myself to spend another year at Arsenal and remain a reserve, even a second reserve. The future looked gloomy with the arrival of a new striker."

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