Olivier Giroud Mocks Arsenal On Chelsea’s Team Bus After Europa League Thrashing
Olivier Giroud might have shown his respects to former club Arsenal during the Europa League final, but once the full-time whistle had blown, he was enjoying every minute of his success with Chelsea.
The 32-year-old French forward opened the scoring in the second half, but his celebrations were muted against the Gunners.
The World Cup-winning Frenchman even put in a superb assist for Eden Hazard's second, helping Chelsea to complete their 4-1 thrashing of Arsenal.
Giroud knows where his loyalties are now and he showed that during Jorginho's Instagram Live, celebrating with his teammate on the bus as he held the trophy and yelled "Thank you, Arsenal!"
Unsurprisingly, the clip has made the rounds on Twitter and even caught the attention of Arsenal fan and Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan.
"Giroud, Arsenal's worst lead striker in the past 35 years, cements his legacy," he wrote on Twitter.
Giroud, Arsenal's worst lead striker in the past 35 years, cements his legacy. https://t.co/2lm6akijke- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 30 May 2019
Well good morning all, that video of Giroud lifting the cup and saying "Thank you Arsenal" has absolutely broken what was left of my heart. Sad thing is I can't blame him as we spent years telling him he wasn't good enough and now he's proving he is ♀️- Cemay (@cemay) 30 May 2019
Following on from the match, the former Montpellier striker paid his respects to the Gunners.
"I left so many friends in Arsenal, this club changed my life, gave me the opportunity to live my dream come true in playing in the Premier League," he said (via the Daily Mail).
"I owe them a lot, I will never forget, so that's why I didn't want to celebrate."
While Giroud put out a fitting tribute for his former side, he made no mistakes in reiterating how happy he was at Chelsea.
"On another side I am so proud to win this with Chelsea. I am definitely a true blue," he admitted.
Giroud was not the only one loving the Blues' Europa League triumph.
In fact, Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri was spotted brandishing a celebratory cigar after the match, much to the delight of Ross Barkley.
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