Olivier Giroud started for Chelsea against West Brom late Monday night, making him the first player to start for both Arsenal and Chelsea in Premier League in same season.
Giroud already looked like an important part of the Chelsea squad with the game revolving around him offensively.
Giroud finished the fixture with a superb ‘one touch’ assist to Chelsea’s first goal, combining with Eden Hazard.
Olivier looked quite impressive and could have ended with couple of goals as well. Giroud was substituted for Alvaro Morata in the 60th minute when he received standing ovation from the Chelsea supporters.
Arsenal supporters love Giroud and it was hard seeing him in a Chelsea shirt. Many Arsenal fans took to Twitter to convey ‘how they feel‘ and below are some of the best comments:
When you ask Arsenal fans if they miss Olivier Giroud. pic.twitter.com/cG7z5dAyyj
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) February 12, 2018
36 minutes and it’s already close to the full Giroud Experience. Miss a sitter, class one touch assist, an ill-advised attempt at a ridiculous goal, rolling around like he’s been tasered after getting a knock. It’s been like a week and I already miss him so much.
— Michael Keshani (@MichaelKeshani) February 12, 2018
Not a good few days, we get beat by Spurs then I see Sanchez and Giroud doing their stuff for other cubs!!!!
— David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) February 12, 2018
The way I jumped for that Giroud assist, you’d think he’s still an Arsenal player. Out of club, not out of heart. Love forever
— Daddy (@Yemzine) February 12, 2018
It’s only 18 months. Hopefully, we can bring Giroud back to the Emirates after that
— Nnamdi Obinwanne (@obisingledigit) February 12, 2018
WBA resorting to battering Giroud because of how good he is, meanwhile Spurs let Lacazette have two free chances because they knew he’d bottle. THE DIFFERENCE.
— ?Invincible (@UnrealMonrealFC) February 12, 2018
Amazing to think we sold a player who was loyal and dedicated like Giroud and kept shite like Lacazette so he could blaze over any chance he gets. Chelsea have got a great player.
— D (@retroguff) February 12, 2018
i cant believe arsenal sold giroud but kept that fraud lacazette uno i miss u @ oli pic.twitter.com/KomHSyIMCr
— ? (@ozilistas) February 12, 2018