Chelsea new boy Olivier Giroud has laid bare the difference s between playing for his former Club Arsenal and their capital rival Chelsea, according to report.
Giroud joined Arsenal from Montpellier in the summer of 2012 and after five and a half season, he left Arsenal for Chelsea on the transfer deadline day in a £18m deal when nobody expected.
Chelsea were without their top striker Alvaro Morata through a back injury and Giroud was handed his first Premier League start in the colours of Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion. The 31-year-old powerful forward was a thorn in the flesh of the Baggies as he made an impact through an assist for Eden Hazard.
The Signing Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal last summer reduced Giroud to the fringes of the side, but on his days, he comes-off the bench and makes huge impact. However, speaking after Chelsea’s win against West Brom, the French forward claims Hazard made life easier for him on the pitch as compared to the midfielders of Arsenal.
He said: “It’s simple to have a good understanding with Hazard because he smells the game, he smells the football.
“We need to work on the relationship in training and then to do it in games. It’s easy for me, because the No10s play closer than those I might have played with in the past. It’s very important for our game.
“We could have been more efficient, Eden and I. He could have assisted me and I could have scored, but hopefully in the next game. Anyway, I am happy for him to score two goals.”
Giroud clashed heads in the first half and he was found limping in the second half. Nonetheless, he assured fans that he will be back in time to face Hull City in the FA Cup clash scheduled for this Friday.