“The easiest solution was to go to Dortmund," Giroud told France Football. “Arsenal were happy, Dortmund as well. It was the offer most interesting financially speaking. I have a very good contract at Chelsea but Dortmund really wanted me.
“It happened after a game of poker, like in all transfers. It dragged on, I started to get stressed because my third child was born at that exact moment.
"That was also why I did not want to go to Dortmund. Spending four months without seeing him, I do not know how I could have done it. It was why, I needed to take the bull by the horns."