Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has declared he's made a step up from former club Arsenal.

The Frenchman swapped Red for Blue in January 2018 in an £18million deal and went on to lift the FA Cup five months later.

After scoring the opener and helping the Blues to a 4-1 thrashing in Baku - the World Cup winner told Chelsea's website he is a “proper Blue" - in a dig sure to leave Gunners fans raging.

Giroud said: “It was an improvement going from Arsenal to Chelsea and I knew I would have the opportunity to win some more trophies.

“To win this Europa League one year after winning the World Cup is great for me.

“I'm a Blue, a proper Blue. It's a new chapter of my career and it was very special to score. I am so proud of this team.

“I'm 32, nearly 33, but I feel like there is more and more to come. I am still hungry and I am looking forward to next year: playing in the Champions League and fighting for more titles."

It comes after the former Emirates striker was captured screaming “Thank you Arsenal" on the Chelsea team bus as the Blues continued their jubilant celebrations after winning the Europa League.


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