Giroud reveals his Chelsea frustration since leaving Arsenal

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 12/04/2018

Olivier Giroud, Chelsea FC

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed his frustration since joining Chelsea from the Emirates outfit on transfer deadline day in January.

Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, Giroud who netted over 100 goals in 253 games for the Gunners has scored just once for his new club, failing to find the back of the net in seven Premier League appearances.

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The France international who says it was far from ideal to join Chelsea midway through the season, and on the back off an injury lay-off in an interview with French Newspaper L’Equipe admits he is frustrated not to have started his Chelsea career more positively.

"I am happy with my adaptation, the welcome I received, the relationship on the ground with my partners.

"But, that could have, it should have, been more goals. In terms of statistics, I am very attached to this, I remain stuck at one goal and three assists. It is sure that it is not enough, but in time I will do it.

"You have to be demanding with yourself,’ Giroud added. ‘If I signed to Chelsea, it’s to have a new challenge. I knew there was going to be a wait.

"When you sign like that in January, it’s never easy because you have to acclimatize to your team. But I really wanted to be ready right away, even though I was coming back from almost six weeks of injury. It was a little paradoxical." Giroud told L’Equipe

Giroud who spent almost six years at Arsenal after joining the club in 2012 from Montpellier won three FA Cups during his time in North London.