Tag: Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud played for Arsenal Football Club. The French forward joined Arsenal from Montpellier in 2012 for £9.6m. Giroud left Arsenal for Chelsea in 2018 for £18m. In total, he made 253 appearances for Arsenal and scored 105 goals. Giroud wore the number 12 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on September 30, 1986. Giroud currently plays for Chelsea.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

West Ham considering £7m move for former Arsenal striker

West Ham are said to be considering a move for Olivier Giroud as the former Arsenal man struggles for time at Chelsea.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates Cup at Emirates Stadium on July 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Chelsea confirm deal with former Arsenal fan favourite

Olivier Giroud has agreed to remain at Chelsea despite it seeming like the former Arsenal favourite would be leaving the club this summer.
Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on November 30, 2019.

Chelsea extend former Gunners contract and look to hijack Arsenal transfer target

Chelsea are extending the contract of Olivier Giroud and trying to sign Dries Mertens, according to reports, despite insubstantial links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on November 30, 2019.

Former Gunner admits he was blocked from joining Spurs

Olivier Giroud says Chelsea blocked him from joining Spurs in the January transfer window, among other possible transfers.
Olivier Giroud of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Ex-Arsenal fan favourite offered pre-contract by Lazio

Former Arsenal forward and fan favourite, Olivier Giroud, has reportedly been offered a pre-contract by Lazio ahead of a free move in the summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

David Ornstein provides update on Olivier Giroud-to-Spurs rumours

Olivier Giroud will stay with Chelsea until the end of the season, despite his struggles for games and interest from Tottenham Hotspur, according to David Ornstein.
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: Olivier Giroud of France celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier between France and Moldova on November 14, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Ornstein confirms former Gunner open to joining Spurs this month: Deal on the table

Olivier Giroud is open to a move to Tottenham Hotspur this window, with the club offering him a 1.5-year contract, but Chelsea are blocking it as things stand.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea for Inter Milan in permanent deal

Olivier Giroud is on his way to Italy after Chelsea and Inter Milan reportedly agreed a €5m plus bonuses deal for the 33-year-old.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Former Gunner set to leave the Premier League on permanent deal

Inter Milan are close to signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea, with only a small difference between their valuations, according to reports in Italy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud urged to join Tottenham

Olivier Giroud has been urged to join Tottenham as the player looks to leave Chelsea in order to gain more playing time.

2 Arsenal men feature in top 10 Premier League goalscorers of the decade

Two Arsenal forwards feature in top 10 Premier League goalscorers of last decade but it is Sergio Aguero who is the king.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Former Gunner unhappy at being left out by new club - can't accept his...

Olivier Giroud says he can't accept his current role at Chelsea and he believes he won the battle for a starting position against Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal’s first goal against Olympique Lyonnais in pre-season (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

Finally a true heir to Thierry Henry: In Praise of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has, I think it's fair to say, been quite the success at Arsenal Football Club.
Arsenal's Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech gestures on the pitch after the UEFA Europa League first leg quarter-final football match between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 5, 2018. Arsenal won the game 4-1. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Petr Cech responds to rumours he’s set to rejoin Chelsea

Petr Cech says no decision has been made about his future amid reports he is set to join Chelsea this summer when he retires from playing football.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud finally leaves Arsenal

When Olivier Giroud was sold to Chelsea to allow Arsenal to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang it seemed like he'd merely gone on loan but with his latest comments, the Frenchman has finally left Arsenal for good.

Arsenal fan favourite given driving ban

Olivier Giroud has been banned from driving after admitting his fourth offence in the 12 months since he left Arsenal.
KIEV, UKRAINE - MARCH 14: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on March 14, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan favourite admits being unhappy, could move for free

Former Arsenal man, and fan favourite, Olivier Giroud is not happy being back up at Chelsea and could be available on a free transfer this summer.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates Cup at Emirates Stadium on July 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Chelsea star insists he won't celebrate against Arsenal: Expects warm welcome

Olivier Giroud expects a warm welcome from the Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and he insists he won't celebrate if he scores.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates Cup at Emirates Stadium on July 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Barcelona make yet another Arsenal fan favourite a priority January signing

FC Barcelona are trying to bring yet another Arsenal fan favourite to the Camp Nou, with Olivier Giroud reportedly on their radar, according to reports in Spain.
France's forward Olivier Giroud drinks after a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on March 26, 2016 ahead of a friendly football match against Russia. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud on gay players: There is testosterone, banter, but...

Olivier Giroud has always been an ally in the LGBT fight and the former Arsenal forward has again spoken out about homophobia in football.
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Giroud insists Chelsea are 'the top club in England'

Olivier Giroud thinks Chelsea are the top club in England, despite spending over five years with Arsenal, according to recent quotes reported in France.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Olivier Giroud of France and Steve Mandanda of France celebrate their World Cup victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final on March 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst / Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid meet with Chelsea about Olivier Giroud

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in bringing Olivier Giroud to Spain just six months after he left Arsenal.
France's forward Alexandre Lacazette looks on during a press conference in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on August 28, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against Netherlands and Luxembourg. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Arsenal star ‘deeply disappointed and affected’

L’Equipe claim that Alexandre Lacazette is ‘deeply disappointed and affected’ by missing out on World Cup selection and only making the reserve list.
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Former forward 'didn't want to leave Arsenal' despite moving to rival club

Charlie Nicholas claims Olivier Giroud didn't want to leave Arsenal in January, but the striker just had to accept what happened in the end, as he didn't have much choice.
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Arsenal fan favourite says Chelsea are 'the best club in England'

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who moved across London to join Chelsea in January, now claims he joined the best club in England.
Mohamed Elneny. Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

How often are Arsenal's appeals actually successful?

On Tuesday, Arsenal announced that they'd won their appeal against Mohamed Elneny's red card, but how common is it for the club to see their suspensions overturned?
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Fan favourite says he had 'no choice' but to leave Arsenal

Olivier Giroud says he had no choice but to leave Arsenal after Arsene Wenger decided to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the winter window.

Wenger insists former Arsenal star deserves good reception from fans

Arsene Wenger says he's glad that Arsenal fans gave Theo Walcott such a good reception on his return to North London, and expects the same when Olivier Giroud comes back.
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

4 of the weirdest decisions Arsenal made this season

When Arsenal tied Arsene Wenger down to another two-year extension at the end of last season, fans thought the decision pretty weird considering the state of the club, but little did we know this was only the beginning.

13 key points from Arsenal’s 17/18 plan revealed

Not long after the Emirates stadium opened I was told by a person I met in the Tollington that Arsenal were set to spend the next ten years severely shackled.

It is obvious why Arsene Wenger won't drop this 6ft1 midfielder

Against Brighton, Granit Xhaka made his 42nd consecutive Premier League start, raising questions about why Arsene Wenger is so insistent on playing him whatever the scenario.

Arsenal's first team problems have punished 4 academy prospects

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal's youth players are being punished for the first-team's failures, and I can't say I disagree with him.

Finances: Could Arsenal survive another year without Champions League football?

Climbing into the top-four is starting to look like an impossible task, and winning the Europa League is a long-shot so could Arsenal cope with another year without Champions League football?
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Olivier Giroud makes remarkable Arsene Wenger statement

Olivier Giroud says Arsene Wenger would have been 'pissed off' had he not gone to the World Cup and although Dortmund offered him more money, he preferred to go to Chelsea and Wenger was happy to help.

Arsenal selling Giroud to Chelsea looks stupid quicker than expected

Alexandre Lacazette’s five-week injury lay-off is further proof of how stupid it was to sell Olivier Giroud in January.

Roma sporting director confirms interest in forward while at Arsenal

Roma's sporting director Monchi has said that he would have tried to sign Olivier Giroud had Edin Dzeko joined Chelsea. 
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Forward explains why he 'needed' to leave Arsenal

Olivier Giroud feels he had to leave Arsenal for Chelsea, and has already shown what he's all about in his home debut.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal reacts following a missed chance during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Kevin Campbell blasts Arsene Wenger for Arsenal star's 'disgraceful' treatment

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell says Arsene Wenger's treatment of summer signing Alexandre Lacazette is disgraceful, and damaging to the striker's confidence.

L'Equipe label £52.6m Arsenal the 'new Olivier Giroud'

Sunday's edition of L'Equipe has described Alexandre Lacazette as the 'new Giroud' after his poor 25-minute performance against Tottenham.