Date: 27th March 2018 at 4:57am
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oversaw wholesale changes in January, where a number of players departed to make way for the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and from Manchester United and respectively.

Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Francis Coquelin and Giroud all moved away from Stadium, with fans disappointed to lose some favourites- including Giroud, who moved across London to .

A move to Stamford Bridge was criticised by some sections of supporters but the majority understood the former striker’s desire to earn more regular football ahead of this summer’s , where he’s fighting for a spot in France’s squad.

Now, quoted by The Daily StarGiroud has revealed that two Arsenal legends urged him to make the switch to Chelsea- which may raise some eyebrows.

“Some football legends, such as Robert Pires, who’s a friend, Freddy or even some former Chelsea payers have said to me that Chelsea’s game would suit me. They have always played with a big forward up front and they cross the ball a lot.”

“We have a set-up that allows us to go down the flanks or link up through the middle with the No. 10s, who bounce off the centre-forward who is a point of reference in line with the coach’s demands.”

Giroud scored the opening goal in France’s 3-2 defeat to Colombia last week, taking his tally at level to 30.