Olivier Giroud finishes the World Cup playing an inevitable part for France. He started most of the matches as playing eleven, including the final, failing to be on the scoresheet even once during the one month campaign. The Chelsea striker received a lot of greetings from worldwide, but the tweet from his former club Arsenal came as a bit of shock to the Chelsea fans.
From Grenoble to Istres
From Tours to Montpellier
From Arsenal to a regular for #FRA
And now… a #WorldCup winner!
What a journey you've had, Olivier – we're all so pleased for you 😄 pic.twitter.com/YJYI3dNvS3
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 15, 2018
Arsenal mentioned all the club names, the 31 years old has represented. However, Arsenal, either intentionally or unintentionally, excluded one name from the tweet. The name is of their city (London) rival, Chelsea, the club in which the striker is currently at.
The tweet suggested that the time he spent at the Emirates Stadium had helped him earn a place in France’s regular playing eleven. Gunners sold the striker to Chelsea in January’s transfer window after the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund. Giroud played the rest of the season at Stamford Bridge continuing his fine form in the famous blue jersey. He ended the season winning the FA Cup which in the past, he had won three times with Arsenal too.
He don’t play for you any more he has moved onto bigger and better things
— David Bricknell (@DBricknell10) July 15, 2018
Before the beginning of World Cup, France coach Didier Deschamps selected the squad based on the players’ performances for their respective clubs. Giroud had played almost half season with the Blues. His performance at the Stamford Bridge had played a key role in convincing Deschamps for his selection in the France squad to Russia.
He plays for Chelsea stop begging it
— Daniel Valentine (@_danvalentine) July 15, 2018
The Gunners should have forgotten the rivalry at this point of time and could have even thanked Chelsea for the success of Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman scored 105 goals in 253 matches for the Gunners during his Five and a half years stay at London. Lately, with Chelsea, he had netted five times in 18 appearances so far.