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CONFIRMED: Chelsea sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal

Published on 31/01/2018
Chelsea have completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for a reported £16.25 million on an 18-month contract.

The French striker becomes the club's third signing of the window, joining midfielder Ross Barkley and left-back Emerson Palmieri at Stamford Bridge, and will wear the No. 18 shirt.

His transfer allowed striker Michy Batshuayi to join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal earlier today for £56m.

Giroud told Chelsea's official website: “Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years. It's a massive club and I am proud to sign for Chelsea, and I'm looking forward to playing.”

He becomes the first player to move from Arsenal to Chelsea since Ashley Cole in 2006.

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