3 convincing reasons Olivier Giroud left for Chelsea
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted it was never a good idea selling Olivier Giroud to Chelsea, but he says three convincing factor was the main reason he allowed the deal.
Arsenal former striker Olivier Giroud left for Stamford Bridge on deadline day after completing a £18 million switch.
The striker has been heavily criticized by fans, but Arsene Wenger revealed that there were three reasons he sanctioned transfer on deadline day.
The first reason was that Arsenal were convinced Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang will sign the club record deal, the second was Giroud family were reluctant to leave England and the third was he felt the Frenchman has paid his dues after playing for 5 years at the Emirate.
Although Arsene Wenger claimed, Olivier Giroud was a popular figure in the dressing room, singing Aubameyang seems to be the main reason he sold the striker.
Arsene Wenger knew the arrival of Aubameyang will reduce his playing time, selling him was the best option to allow him to get more playing time and also to increase his chances of playing in the world cup.
Olivier Giroud left for Chelsea and Aubamayang arrived Arsenal on deadline day in a club record deal from German giant Borussia Dortmund.