Chelsea’s most recent January signing, previous Arsenal man Olivier Giroud has shared his greatest regret during his Gunners stay.
Giroud was constrained to a starting role this season at Emirates after the landing of former Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as director Arsene Wenger usually chose the former Montpellier forward in the Europa League this season.
However, once they chose to get another striker in Aubameyang, the French number nine changed his alliance to the London side’s arc rivals Chelsea for £18 million for a year and a half deal with an expectation of more game time.
The French worldwide finished a five-and-a-half-year spell at Arsenal, with 105 goals to his name and three FA Cup which for the most part insinuate that his significance at Emirates was a hit.
But, the French forward now in a current interview with William Gallas who also played for both Chelsea and Arsenal in his time has opened up about his greatest regret in Arsenal colours and recommended that missing on the Premier League title still sidesteps him.
Speaking on SFR Sport, he told Gallas: ‘A regret? I have one and it is not difficult to guess.
‘I do not know if we can really call it a regret but I have a little taste of unfinished business because I really wanted to win the Premier League with Arsenal.
‘It does not erase five and a half years like that but I repeated it often enough: it was my goal.
Giroud could have won the Premier League in 2015-16 as the Gunners came close to win it during underdog Leicester’s title-winning campaign however they blew the chances and only ended the season as second.
The 31-year-old striker now has recommended that he has regret of not winning the title during Arsenal days but he has not lost any desire for winning the PL title now and in spite of the fact that the title is distant this year, he will endeavor to recover it in the following year to finish his Premier League title dry spell with Chelsea.
‘After, it’s not over, I’m still in the Premier League, now I’m in Chelsea.
‘For this year, I think the title is gone but next year we will hold great ambitions.
‘I still have this desire to win before stopping even if I still have good years in front of me.’
Since his transfer, Giroud has appeared in all the matches for Chelsea has scored one goal and helped in three as his team sit fifth in the table.