Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said that he “needed” to leave North London club Arsenal after his move to Chelsea in the winter transfer window.
The France international forward signed for the West London club from Arsenal after finding it difficult to seal a regular spot in the squad.
The striker netted his first goal for his new side when he scored in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Hull City in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Friday at Stamford Bridge.
He will be hoping to play when his side return to UEFA Champions League duty on Tuesday with a crucial encounter against Barcelona at home.
And the 31-year-old FIFA award winner has now revealed the reason he made the decision to leave the North London club and move across the City to join their League rivals.
Talking to BT Sport, the striker said he needed to leave the club, and says now is a new chapter in his football career.
He admitted the fans expect a lot from the club strikers. He confirmed he joined the club to win trophies and help the side reach the set targets.