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"The choice was between Chelsea and Arsenal. I chose Arsenal because of the club's philosophy and stability," Giroud revealed to TF1.
The fact that Giroud chose Arsenal over the reigning European CHAMPIONS doesn't surprise me as one would expect French players to opt for Arsenal 9 out of 10 times if we're really interested in them. But what surprises is a Ligue 1 player outside these shores knew that Chelsea are one UNSTABLE bunch, lol @ Robert.
Who's to say that Chelsea won't be searching the market for a new manager to replace Di Matteo mid November if things didn't work out as Abramovich expected? If I were a betting man, I won't bet on RDM bucking the trend of managers whose lifespan is 7 months (max) at Stamford Bridge under Roman. ;)
This isn't a surprise whatsoever, if Chelski were even interested in him (doubtful) it would have been only as a 4th choice striker, and they would ensure he was paid what he's worth, whereas Francenal will pay him over the odds.
The fact that he's come out with these comments shows who he really wanted to play for, a team that wins things, even when they change managers mid season...but Chelski probably lined him up as a back up target, which is why he's gone crying the press.
The consolation is that French is the first language at Francenal, and with Van Persie probably on his way, and mediocre players to compete with, he's guaranteed plenty of opportunities to impress the big Manchester clubs.
Chamakh came from France promising lots of goals, Arshavin was supposedly the Russian Messi....I wouldn't go getting your hopes up on this one.
Le Professeur gives it a 5/10 (average at best)
If you were a betting man which trophies would you be betting on Arsenal winning next season?
"The fact that Giroud chose Arsenal over the reigning European CHAMPIONS..."
I think you mean
"The claim that Giroud chose Arsenal over the reigning European CHAMPIONS..."
Is there any evidence Chelsea made an offer? If so, what was the offer?