The day Giroud was “ultra motivated” against Arsenal

One year ago, Olivier Giroud wanted to prove to Arsenal that he still had “some good years”.

Giroud Chelsea dominated Arsenal in the Europa League final (4-1) a year ago. A necessarily special match for the three-color striker, who stayed five and a half seasons with the Gunners and striker that night.

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“This final against Arsenal was obviously very special to me emotionally. When I saw that we would face Arsenal in the final I knew it would be special. Besides, it was only a year after my departure. I have many friends there, people who It was an extra motivation for me and I knew it was going to be a high-pressure match, “Giroud said on the Chelsea official website.

If the game against Laurent Koscielny, his friend, was “special”, Giroud was motivated by the prospect of winning and making history with the Blues, who had scored a goal, but also received a penalty and successful assistants for Eden Fara.

“It was like a dream. I couldn’t have imagined it would go so well. I wanted to win with Chelsea, that’s why I became even more motivated that night. That’s how you can leave your mark on the story.”