Search

French international Oliver Giroud leaves Arsenal for Chelsea

PUBLISHED: 17:24 31 January 2018

Olivier Giroud made his final Arsenal appearance at Swansea City at the end of January. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Olivier Giroud made his final Arsenal appearance at Swansea City at the end of January. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

PA Wire/PA Images

Frenchman Oliver Giroud has left Arsenal to join Premier League rivals Chelsea for a fee of around £18 million.

The striker’s move from north to west London was confirmed hours after the Gunners completed a club-record transfer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

Giroud joined Arsenal in the summer of 2012 after two seasons with Ligue 1 side Montpellier, where he scored 39 goals in 85 appearances.

The 31-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal and has been restricted to just one Premier league start this season.

He came on for the final 15 minutes of their 3-1 loss last night (Tuesday) but couldn’t help the club for one last time.

Giroud leaves the Emirates Stadium after scoring 105 goals in 253 appearances for the Gunners.

The striker becomes Chelsea’s third signing of the window, joining midfielder Ross Barkley and left-back Emerson Palmieri at Stamford Bridge, and will wear the number 18 shirt.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

The Argentinean has described the club as special and believes anything is possible if everything is on the same page

17:00

Win tickets for you and a friend to see England v Nigeria at Wembley.

The director of football at O’s has insisted no decision over the academy has been made, but the club will see what happens over the next year

As the Kingsland Waste market is about to relaunch in July, Emma Bartholomew looks back at the market which started out as a tool market over a century ago, where you could buy TV sets that “never worked” and a man called Flash would sell the latest in gingham shirts

17:06

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car near Finsbury Park station.

Patients at St Joseph’s Hospice were thrilled to receive 50 stunning bouquets of flowers, made for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.

14:48

A group set up by traders in the London Fields arches to tackle huge rent hikes from Network Rail has rolled out its campaign nationally.

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists