Giroud: I chose Arsenal over Chelsea offer

Olivier Giroud admits he chose Arsenal over Chelsea. The former Montpellier striker completed his move to the Gunners yesterday.

Olivier Giroud admits he chose Arsenal over Chelsea.

The former Montpellier striker completed his move to the Gunners yesterday.

"Why did I choose Arsenal rather than Chelsea? Because it is a club I love. And I thought it would be easier for my adaptation [to English football]," he told L'Equipe.

"Arsenal is a great club, the facilities are wonderful, but I feel it is a club that takes big care before signing a player, notably considering human values.

"There are French players. There is also Arsene Wenger who let me understand he really wanted me.

"Chelsea is very nice, it is a great club, but I am not convinced Di Matteo knows who I am."

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