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Olivier Giroud has no regret over joining the Blues

Olivier Giroud has revealed that he has no regret over leaving Arsenal and joining Chelsea in January.

Giroud spent almost six years in north London and scored 100 goals in 253 appearances, and despite the success in Arsenal the 31-year-old insists crossing the divide between the two rivals wasn’t a difficult decision to make.

Giroud’s move to Stamford Bridge allowed Michy Batshuayi to join Borussia Dortmund on loan as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who completed a switch to the Emirates Stadium.

“When I had the opportunity to join Chelsea and stay in the Premier League, it was easy,” he told the Sun.

“That Arsenal page is finished now and it’s a new chapter for my career.

“Now I am 100 per cent focused on the Blues and achieving our targets. I am at the best club in England in recent years because Chelsea have won more trophies than anyone else.

“Chelsea are a massive club and we want to challenge for the title every single year. Obviously the competition has been the toughest this year — with Man City, Liverpool doing well, Man United, even Arsenal.

“That’s why I love the Premier League, it’s the best championship, it is very hard. I am a competitor so hopefully next year we will compete for it.”

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