Olivier Giroud

Arsenal

Is it Wenger’s system that failed Giroud, and every other Arsenal striker?

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Olivier Giroud was much maligned by Arsenal fans in his five years at the club. He scored over 100 goals for the Gunners but he was called names like lamp-post and donkey every time he failed to score but he continued to play his heart out for the club and scored numerous important goals. But [...]

Arsene Wenger admits why Arsenal flogged striker in January

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After Olivier Giroud jumped across the capital to join Chelsea during January's transfer...

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Giroud relishing Champions League challenge at Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Olivier Giroud pinpointed a return to Champions League football as a key factor in his decision to join Chelsea from Arsenal on the final day of the January transfer window.

Giroud was a helpless spectator as Chelsea crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday to harm their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Full report on Arsenal’s window – Busy last day ends with 3 IN and 13 OUT

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This was certainly one of Arsenal's most interesting winter transfer windows ever, and as usual the Gunners leave most of the business until the final hours of the last day. But we finally got Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the line, which allowed Olivier Giroud to leave for Chelsea. We also managed to get rid of Mathieu [.

EPL splashes cash as Arsenal sign Aubameyang and Giroud makes Chelsea switch

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London (AFP) – England’s Premier League clubs have spent more money than ever in a January transfer window, with initial estimates suggesting they had reached the £450 million ($639 million, 514 million euros) mark come deadline day.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday’s concluding day of business, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw.

EPL splashes cash as Arsenal sign Aubameyang and Giroud makes Chelsea switch

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London (AFP) – England’s Premier League clubs have spent more money than ever in a January transfer window, with initial estimates suggesting they had reached the £450 million ($639 million, 514 million euros) mark come deadline day.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday’s concluding day of business, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw.

Bournemouth stun Chelsea as Giroud looks on

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London (AFP) – Olivier Giroud was a helpless spectator as Chelsea slumped to a shock 3-0 home defeat by Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Giroud had completed a move across London from Arsenal worth a reported £18 million ($26 million, 21 million euros) earlier in the day, but the deal was done too late for him to face Eddie Howe’s side.

Chelsea sign Arsenal’s Giroud, Batshuayi departs for Dortmund

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London (AFP) – Chelsea signed France striker Olivier Giroud from London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day, freeing up Michy Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge on loan to German side Borussia Dortmund.

Premier League champions Chelsea revealed on their website that Giroud had signed an 18-month contract, with the 31-year-old saying: “Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League.

Official: Final Piece Of Puzzle Falls Into Place As Michy Batshuayi Joins Borussia Dortmund On Loan (Photo)

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And with that, the final piece of the puzzle falls into place: Michy Batshuayi has signed for Borussia Dortmund on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season.

The Belgian striker replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal earlier today, who then sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea to clear the way for Batshuayi to join Dortmund, who sold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal earlier today.

Done deal: Chelsea sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

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Chelsea have signed Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for £15.3m on an 18-month contract, ending the Frenchman’s six years at the Emirates.

Giroud made 253 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 105 goals, and moves to Stamford Bridge to compete with Alvaro Morata for a starting place up front.

Big Man On Board: Chelsea Complete Thrifty £16m Deal To Pluck Olivier Giroud From Arsenal

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Doesn't he look handsome in blue? Chelsea have completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal and thus finally succeeded in their month-long quest to bag themselves a 'big man'.

The French target man has signed an 18-month contract with the Blues, plus the option of a further year tagged onto the end.

Olivier Giroud’s agent in London to finalise Chelsea transfer

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud's agent is in the UK today to finalise his transfer to Chelsea, according to Sky Italia and The Guardian...

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Giroud is happy, Aubameyang is happy, Arsenal fans are happy, now what about Ozil?

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At last it has all come together. Arsenal have completed the signing of the superstriker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was desperate to leave Dortmund and will be happy to join up with his old friend Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Also Olivier Giroud will be happy to move just across London so his wife can stay settled during her [.

Official: Arsenal Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang From Borussia Dortmund In £60m Deal (Photo)

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Arsenal have signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a club record deal reportedly worth £55million (plus £5million in add-ons).

Obviously not perturbed by what he witnessed at Swansea last night, the Gabonese striker has signed a long-term contract with the Gunners after passing a routine medical this morning.

‘Complicated’ Aubameyang deal set to go to the wire on deadline day

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s transfer dealings will not for the first time dominate deadline day on Wednesday as the Arsenal manager tries to secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aumbeyang in a deal he admits is “complicated”.

Wenger - who kept the football world on tenterhooks last August as he held out selling Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City because he failed to secure Thomas Lemar from Monaco - has persuaded the board to offer a club record £60 million ($84 million, 68 million euros) for the Gabonese marksman.

‘Complicated’ Aubameyang deal set to go to the wire

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s transfer dealings will not for the first time dominate deadline day on Wednesday as the Arsenal manager tries to secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aumbeyang in a deal he admits is “complicated”.

Wenger - who kept the football world on tenterhooks last August as he held out selling Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City because he failed to secure Thomas Lemar from Monaco - has persuaded the board to offer a club record £60 million ($84 million, 68 million euros) for the Gabonese marksman.

Disgrace at the Liberty – Player ratings

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A few comments from AA bloggers to summarise that rock-bottom performance.

Big Raddysays at 7:54
Looks as though there has been a touch of rain in Swansea

(Ed...This is always bad news when we play we perform badly in the rain the only time it's an advantage is when we play a team that's poncier than us, like Chelsea)

and at 8:08
20 minutes gone and Fabianski has yet to touch the ball.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud set for £17.5m deadline day move to Chelsea

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud looks set to join Premier League champions Chelsea in a £17.5m deal on transfer deadline day, according to The...

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Chelsea agree £18m deal with Arsenal for Olivier Giroud

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Chelsea pull plug on Giroud leaving Arsenal’s Aubameyang deal in doubt?

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Chelsea are claimed to have pulled out of the deal to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal today, leaving us with doubts as per our chase of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Blues were believed to hold the key to our pursuit of the Gabon international, with them believed to be open to allowing Michy Batshuayi to join [.

David Luiz linked with Arsenal move in Olivier Giroud swap deal

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Chelsea defender David Luiz could join rivals Arsenal as part of the deal that takes Olivier Giroud to Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Star....

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Chelsea must meet £35m valuation to land Arsenal hit-man

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With Chelsea's move for AS Roma's Edin Dzeko being rebuffed by the Serie A outfit, the...

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Aubameyang close to Arsenal move – reports

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London (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is closing on a switch from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to boost his forward options, reports in Germany and Britain said on Monday.

German magazine Kicker reported the clubs had agreed on a 63-million-euro ($78 million, £55 million) fee for the player and that as part of the deal Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud could move to Germany on loan until the end of the season.

Reports: Arsenal Agree €65m Deal To Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang From Dortmund, Who Want Michy Batshuayi On Loan As Replacement

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It looks like the Pierre Emerick Aubameyang-to-Arsenal saga is finally nearing its end, with reports circulating this morning that a deal has been reached between the two clubs.

Of course, Arsenal began by low-balling their German counterparts as is their standard negotiation tactic, but the transfer fee has slowly been bartered up north of the€60million mark.

Chelsea considering a bid for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is the latest player under consideration by Chelsea as they attempt to add a targetman to Antonio Conte's squad...

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Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal in jeopardy

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Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Stoger issues Arsenal transfer ultimatum in Aubameyang deal

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Arsenal Expected To Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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In a sign that Arsenal will be taking a different approach to transfers going forward, the Gunners are reportedly closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is expected to move to Dortmund also.

Arsene Wenger has had reservations about the striker in the past which have been reflected in his recent indiscipline, but Wenger is not making the decisions anymore.

Injuries force Arsenal to bring U23 players into training for Forest game

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The Arsenal injury crisis goes on and Arsene Wenger has lost nearly half of his First XI players ahead of another congested fixture list in January. We had already been deprived ofOlivier Giroud, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and, of course, Santi Cazorla before the Premier League draw against Chelsea on Tuesday, [.

FA Cup specialists Arsenal fancied to see off Forest

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FA Cup holders Arsenal head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday hoping to take the first step on the road back to Wembley next May.

The Gunners have won the competition three times in the last four years, but their form in the Premier League continues to be frustrating.

They needed a 92nd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday and are sixth in the table, five points adrift of the top four and stuggling to qualify for the Champions League once again.

FA Cup specialists Arsenal fancied to see off Forest

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FA Cup holders Arsenal head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday hoping to take the first step on the road back to Wembley next May.

The Gunners have won the competition three times in the last four years, but their form in the Premier League continues to be frustrating.

They needed a 92nd minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Chelsea on Wednesday and are sixth in the table, five points adrift of the top four and stuggling to qualify for the Champions League once again.

Olivier Giroud WILL listen to offers as he looks for “a better playing project”

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The agent of the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, has made it clear that if some good offers come in for his client during the January transfer window then they will sit down and discuss with Wenger about the options available to the French International striker, despite Wenger's announcement that Giroud will not be sold next [.

Olivier Giroud out of Liverpool game and set to miss entire festive period with hamstring injury

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is expected to be sidelined for the busy festive period after picking up a hamstring injury during this...

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Two more stars reject deals as Arsenal risk losing 12 players by 2019

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been dealt a bitter blow in contract negotiations, with The Times claiming two more players have turned down the chance to renew their contracts.

Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck have deals with Arsenal until the summer of 2018, but latest reports suggest they may go into the last year of their contracts before any progress is made.

Olivier Giroud can play for Arsenal AND France, and always has, so stop worrying!

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The French striker Olivier Giroud has been told by Didier Deschamps that he will need to play more first team football if he wants to go to the World Cup with the France national team this summer, and I am sure this is not the first time he has been told this. But the facts [...]

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Premier League: Chelsea Back On Track With 3-0 Pasting Of West Brom, Daniel Sturridge Lasts Three Full Minutes Before Succumbing To Injury (Photos & Video)

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After tasting back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford, Chelsea arrested their little mini-slump with a commanding 3-0 win over West Brom at the Bridge on Monday evening.

Returning to face his former club, Daniel Sturridge lasted a full three minutes before succumbing to injury, the hyper-fragile striker limping off down the tunnel with a hamstring tweak that is likely to keep him out for at least a fortnight.

Watford v Chelsea: Can Olivier Giroud save our season starting tonight?

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Under-fire Chelsea and Antonio Conte head to Watford on the Sky Sports Monday Night Football this evening with Olivier Giroud expected to start. Could the Frenchman literally save our season?

It's a big statement to make but think about it for a second before you judge and let me explain how I believe his signing to be the catalyst to revive our challenge for second place in the Premier League, a good go at Barcelona and challenge for the FA Cup.

Olivier Giroud to Chelsea, D.C. United at the Plex, and more: Freedom Kicks for 2/1/2018

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Wenger expects Giroud exit as Aubameyang deal inches closer

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is resigned to losing Olivier Giroud on transfer deadline day but has yet to confirm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is definitely joining the club.

Aubameyang may have spent Tuesday afternoon at the club’s training ground, but the Gunners manager was reluctant to say the club record £60 million ($84 million, 68 million euros) deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker would be concluded for certain on Wednesday.

Another Premier League striker linked with Chelsea as Edin Dzeko alternative.

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As negotiations continue between Chelsea and Roma over the signing of Edin Dzeko, it's being reported in the press that Chelsea have their eye on Olivier Giroud as an alternative.

I am personally hoping that a deal for the Bosnian striker can be completed as quickly as possible as he much more of an all-round option than the Frenchman who has struggled to maintain a regular first team start at Arsenal.