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Olivier Giroud Makes Move From Arsenal To Chelsea

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Olivier Giroud Makes Move From Arsenal To Chelsea

Chelsea wanted a striker who was over six foot tall and had scored a Premier League goal in his career. Just as Bobby Zamora looked like the only option left they've gone and signed Olivier Giroud.

Antonio Conte was desperate for a back up for Alvaro Morata in the summer. So desperate he only had one transfer target in Fernando Llorente, he must have been really pissed when the Spaniard went to Spurs.

So this month the Italian has scored the Premier League looking for another striker, hoping to sign Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Ashley Barnes and Islam Slimani, a list of players who shouldn't be good enough for the Blues.

Chelsea were shopping like a team with no money so what would have been if they never had any?

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Then they turned their attentions to Edin Dzeko and when that fell through Olivier Giroud. Finally a transfer target that seemed perfect for the Stamford Bridge club.

The Frenchman's deal was wrapped up in Arsenal's bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Borussia Dortmund's chase to replace the Gabon striker with Chelsea's current back Michy Batshuayi.

With Arsenal getting their part of the deal sorted Giroud has now been able to move to Stamford Bridge.

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The former Montpellier forward will now provide a different option to Conte and will compete to play either alongside or instead of Morata, whose form has completely fallen off the edge.

Chelsea moved for Morata instead of Romelu Lukaku in the summer and the former Real Madrid striker started really well scoring seven goals in seven games but has since only added a further five in all competitions, his last coming on Boxing Day.

Morata started so well. Image: PA Images.
Morata started so well. Image: PA Images.
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Conte has never seemed to have any faith in Batshuayi and the Belgian has only started three Premier League games this season but has scored three times in his last four appearances for Chelsea, including a brace in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Giroud had already fallen behind Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order at the Emirates, having already been behind Alexis Sanchez, and the addition of Aubameyang meant first team chances were likely to be restricted.


Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Premier League, Arsenal, Olivier Giroud

Ryan Sidle
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