Olivier Giroud’s transfer from Arsenal to Chelsea three years ago highlights why Chelsea is the best club in London. On Friday, the Frenchman was rewarded with a new contract to the surprise and excitement of many Blues fans.
And the fact that Chelsea have given Giroud the most success of his career proves there’s only one big club in London, really.
Here is a look at Giroud’s achievement since moving from North London in January 2018.
Goals For Chelsea – 39
Olivier Giroud has delivered goals for Chelsea when needed. The Frenchman scored a stunning goal in the Champions League round of 16 to help Chelsea ease past Atletico Madrid. The goal was later ranked the third-best in this season’s Champions League.
Also, in the 2018-19 Europa League Campaign, the former Arsenal striker scored 11 goals to help the Blues secure the title.
This shows that goals have never dried up for Olivier Giroud since he moved to Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman just hasn’t gotten enough chances to score them as he’s started only 60 of his 119 appearances for the club.
European Trophies Won – 2
Giroud is a Europa League winner with Chelsea in 2019, becoming the top scorer in the competition in the process. Recall that Arsenal are yet to win a European title ever.
Oli, 34, also scored 6 goals in Chelsea’s run to winning the Champions League this season. We all remember him scoring 4 goals in a game against Sevilla. An absolute class from the veteran.
Something rather obvious thathe wouldn’t have won the massive title if he stayed in North London.
Moreover, Giroud also has an FA Cup title to his name with Chelsea.
International Honors – 1
Maybe not a coincidence that Giroud won the World Cup in 2018 just after signing for Chelsea…
Well, Olivier Giroud did win something at Arsenal. There, he won 3 FA Cups and 2 Community Shield titles. But what are those compared to the Champions League?
Besides, Olivier Giroud’s new contract with Chelsea means he is on the line to win the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup this year. Something that has shown why Chelsea is the best club in London!