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Giroud: I Turned Down Chelsea For Arsenal

New Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he snubbed a move to European champions Chelsea before signing for the Gunners on Monday. See what he said here


New Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he snubbed a move to Chelsea before signing for the Gunners.

The 25-year-old became one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe after bagging 21 goals to help Montpellier claim their first ever Ligue 1 title last season.

The France international finally completed his move to Arsenal on Monday after weeks of speculation linking him with a move to north London.

However, Giroud has now revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join European champions Chelsea, claiming he chose the Gunners due to their philosophy and stability.

Quoted by, Giroud said:

“The choice was between Chelsea and Arsenal. I chose Arsenal because of the club’s philosophy and stability.

“It is something that means a lot for me. I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Arsenal are a great club with many French players.”

Chelsea are in the market for a target man up front to replace Didier Drogba, and it seems they had identified the 6ft 3 inch Frenchman as the ideal candidate.

What do you think of Giroud snubbing Chelsea for Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Damn_Gallas

    June 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

    All we need now is for RvP to sign.. We are good for challenging on all fronts.. Defense with kos and verm would be solid, just hope that we would not face the injury jinx next season..

    • My blood is Chelsea Positive

      June 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

      That is Giroud’s choice and we wish him the best. At Chelsea we want players who would play their heart out like Terry, Didier,Cole, Lamps et all……..I hope he would be able to win a trophy ( Giroud) in 5 years lol

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  3. jrgoonar

    June 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I instantly like him now.

  4. The true blue

    June 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I can’t wait to watch this guy flop

  5. chuka

    June 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

    you are all idiots.just bcos he choose gunnerz against blues,you now want him to flop.he will make it at ur expense.muthaf******z.giroud=35 GOALS IN HIS 1ST SEASON.20GOALS AGAINST CHELSKI.

  6. Chelsea forever

    June 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

    If we did want him then why was it not in the news… he just said that so he could get arsenal fans loving him already… we didnt want him we have FERNANDO <3

    • Jonny aRSENAL

      June 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Is that the blokes thats worth £50,000,000 LOLOLOLOLO

    • ArseGunner

      June 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Yeah that Flop that couldn’t Score more than 7 goals last season XD

  7. ambundo

    June 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Cheslea funs shld suck, we potenial n jiru is above torres

  8. Arsenal

    June 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Hey True blue F*ck U giroud won’t flop and he’s worth 50 million propaly B**ch

    • The true blue

      June 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Ok arsenal will see hi will be a flop just like chamakh and another thing it amazes me how many arsenal fans think there going to challenge for the league lol lol lol lol

  9. rangs

    June 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    G that best striker in that wed, welcome to Arsenal.

  10. warkaka

    June 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Giround, Rvp nd podol will be pains on Chelsea neck dis season.dey will cont from where Rvp stop last season at d stsndford bridge.

  11. Arsenal Forever

    June 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Just because Torres was a flop doesn’t mean Giroud will be.

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