Olivier Giroud: I Will Not Celebrate If I Score Against Arsenal

By The Editor
on 16th January 2019

Olivier Giroud returns to the Emirates for the first time on Saturday…


Olivier Giroud is set to return to the Emirates for the first time since leaving the club just under a year ago to join Chelsea and the Frenchman has vowed to not celebrate should he score, Copa90 reports.

Giroud joined the Blues on deadline day in the January window last season as part of a transfer merry-go-round between three European clubs.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined us from Borussia Dortmund, though the German giants didn’t sanction the deal until they found a replacement.

They approached Chelsea about Michy Batshuai regarding a loan deal and while it was agreed, the west London side were looking for a replacement of their own.

In comes Giroud, a forward frustrated at his limited playing time and is eager to hold on to his place in the French team ahead of the World Cup, and thus he was allowed to join a rival.

Despite a rocky start, Giroud enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the fans and one can tell that he’s still got Arsenal in his heart.

“January 19th!” Giroud said emphatically indicating that he’s had the date marked since the fixtures were released in June.

“For me, yeah, that’s the first time I’ll be back at the Emirates so, yeah, it’s going to be a big time for me,” Giroud explained when asked if he’s feeling weird ahead of the derby.

After stating that he “hopes” to get a good reception from the fans, the former Montpellier man was asked if he’s going to celebrate should he finds the back of the net: “No, if I score – no. Respect.”

Giroud is truly one of the good guys and if Wenger’s decisions had panned out differently last February, there is a good chance he’d still be here.