Olivier Giroud (born 30 September 1986) is a French international footballer who plays for Chelsea as a forward. Before playing for Chelsea, he played for Arsenal and wore the number 12 squad jersey. He joined the Gunners for the 2012-2013 Premiership Season after top scoring and winning the 2012 French Ligue 1 with Montpellier. He has been compared to Arsenal player Alan Smith.
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I have the weapons to do well here. I will need some time to adapt of course, but I am not worried about that. I think I will adapt well. I am a player who likes to play, who likes to participate in the game. That is why I think the way Arsenal play will suit me. I like scoring goals and Arsenal create a lot of chances, so if I do well, then we will do well.
DailyMailI had a look at the keeper and I was thinking that he was a bit too much forward from his line. I tried instinctively to shoot and to hit the target. I was a bit lucky but that's what I wanted to do.
About his spectacular goal in the 2014 Community Shield
== Quotes about Giroud ==
It was a good finish, he is a good finisher Olivier, but at the moment I believe he is looking for confidence and that goal will help him. I expect him to take that into the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger on Giroud's first Arsenal goal scored against Coventry in the Capital One Cup (Published Thursday 27 September 2012)Despite the incredible impact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had since arriving in France, it is impossible to look past Olivier Giroud's role in Montpellier's completely unexpected title win.
BleacherReport (Published 24th December 2012)
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