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Olivier Giroud

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3 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

He’s gone from battling 3rd choice striker with Welbeck at Arsenal to 2nd choice at CFC (with the gap between him and Morata being closer too). 

Yeah, agree. Morata isn't settled at our team, is often off form, suspended or injured. Plenty of time for Olivier to show what he got, and maybe sometimes even to start ahead of Alvaro, why not?

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8 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

Literally every Arsenal fan I know isn’t happy about it, what are you talking about? 

They aren't happy about the price not the player leaving, look at Arsenal Mania.

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15 minutes ago, Mana said:

We are signing an Arsenal reject.

 

Chelsea is done for.

We are signing guy who was their first choice striker for years, as a back up option. Let's not over exaggerate.

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At the beginning of the window when it seemed clear the club are going after a target man for a striker, I thought to myself Giroud would be a pretty good option. Never thought Arsenal would sell him to Chelsea though, and certainly not for a mere £15M.

I'm happy with this, if it happens. Conte gets his target man, player won't be cup-tied and is already settled in London and the PL so should fit in quite nicely. Would probably get a contract till 2020 when he'd be 33-34 and for a target man the age is not a huge issue. The older he gets the happier he'll be with a rotation role. 

Don't see why people are moaning, we're talking about a player who's scored +10 league goals seven seasons in a row while not always being a regular starter either. Huge threat to bring off the bench, can't even remember how many times I've seen him score a late goal for Arsenal when they really needed it. He can also play in a two striker setup much better than Batshuayi so playing alongside Morata with Hazard behind them would be an option too, especially coming on as a sub when the team need a goal.

Ticks all the boxes you'd want in a January signing, really. Really hope the club pull this off, but with all the uncertainty we've seen with transfers lately I won't celebrate until I see an official confirmation. :lol:

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4 minutes ago, El P. said:

We are signing guy who was their first choice striker for years, as a back up option. Let's not over exaggerate.

And look where Giroud has got them. He is a reject, end of. Arsenal have better strikers now than Giroud. Giroud isn't even good enough to be Arsenal's backup NOW if they get Aubameyang.

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1 minute ago, Mana said:

And look where Giroud has got them. He is a reject, end of. Arsenal have better strikers now than Giroud. Giroud isn't even good enough to be Arsenal's backup NOW if they get Aubameyang.

He is a reject because they, for whatever reason, got themselves TWO good enough FIRST team strikers, in Lacazzete and Aubameyang. It's very rare for a club to have two strikers of that quality.

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1 minute ago, El P. said:

He is a reject because they, for whatever reason, got themselves TWO good enough FIRST team strikers, in Lacazzete and Aubameyang. It's very rare for a club to have two strikers of that quality.

...which is why this is so shocking. City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have strengthened. We couldn't even beat Arsenal without Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. They will smash us with ease now with these powerful players.

The only team besides us who hasn't strengthened is Spuds. But even then, Spuds has a better strikeforce than us without strengthening. 

What do we have? Hazard along with an aging Pedro, average Willian, bang average Morata and the headless chickens Batshuayi and Moses. You know what? Giroud may actually be our level. Because our attack is mediocre.

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3 minutes ago, Mana said:

...which is why this is so shocking. City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have strengthened. We couldn't even beat Arsenal without Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. They will smash us with ease now with these powerful players.

The only team besides us who hasn't strengthened is Spuds. But even then, Spuds has a better strikeforce than us without strengthening. 

What do we have? Hazard along with an aging Pedro, average Willian, bang average Morata and the headless chickens Batshuayi and Moses. You know what? Giroud may actually be our level. Because our attack is mediocre.

I get what you are saying, but Giroud is still very good back-up option. Other positions (wingbacks and central midfield) are the ones we need to strengthen, not overspend on striker backup. Hell, this summer we've spent 70 millions on a striker.

I know it's hard to be rational when everything seems to go downwards, I am experiencing the same from time to time these days. :D

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5 minutes ago, Mana said:

...which is why this is so shocking. City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have strengthened. We couldn't even beat Arsenal without Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. They will smash us with ease now with these powerful players.

The only team besides us who hasn't strengthened is Spuds. But even then, Spuds has a better strikeforce than us without strengthening. 

What do we have? Hazard along with an aging Pedro, average Willian, bang average Morata and the headless chickens Batshuayi and Moses. You know what? Giroud may actually be our level. Because our attack is mediocre.

What are you on about?

Liverpool have strengthened? They lost Philippe Coutinho, in case you haven't noticed.

Arsenal lost Sanchez too, and he was by far their best player. Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan are good additions for them, but let's not kid ourselves and say Sanchez isn't a huge loss for them. If Chelsea lost Hazard mid-season I'm quite sure lots of money would be spent on replacing him too, but it's never gonna happen in a January window. 

United have improved with Sanchez, that's true. What Manchester City do in this window I really couldn't give less fucks about, because the league is already theirs and next summer is a whole new window for Chelsea to strengthen too to close the gap.

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1 minute ago, El P. said:

I get what you are saying, but Giroud is still very good back-up option. Other positions (wingbacks and central midfield) are the ones we need to strengthen, not overspend on striker backup. Hell, this summer we spent 70 millions on a striker.

Yeah as I said. Giroud is our level now. We haven't really strengthened with Giroud. City, United, Arsenal etc. won't be scared of our striketeam bar Hazard. Mark Hazard out of the game, and we're fucked as usual.

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Just now, Mana said:

Yeah as I said. Giroud is our level now. We haven't really strengthened with Giroud. City, United, Arsenal etc. won't be scared of our striketeam bar Hazard. Mark Hazard out of the game, and we're fucked as usual.

You are pissed at the wrong transfer, mate. Be pissed at Morata's one, he is the one who should take us on next level, his price was 70 millions, and he is not doing that at all. There, at THAT transfer we haven't improved as we should have.

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1 minute ago, El P. said:

You are pissed at the wrong transfer, mate. Be pissed at Morata's one, he is the one who should take us on next level, his price was 70 millions, and he is not doing that at all. There, at THAT transfer we haven't improved as we should have.

And Drinkwater, Zappacosta, Bakayoko.

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1 minute ago, Jype said:

What are you on about?

Liverpool have strengthened? They lost Philippe Coutinho, in case you haven't noticed.

Arsenal lost Sanchez too, and he was by far their best player. Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan are good additions for them, but let's not kid ourselves and say Sanchez isn't a huge loss for them. If Chelsea lost Hazard mid-season I'm quite sure lots of money would be spent on replacing him too, but it's never gonna happen in a January window. 

United have improved with Sanchez, that's true. 

They lost Coutinho, but they got VVD. While VVD has a slow start, he is a solid defender that will actually grow and strengthen that Liverpool defense that has been so weak for years. Liverpool still got Salah, Firmino and Mane...and these players WILL hurt Chelsea when we play them.

Arsenal lost Sanchez, but they are getting in return a much better unified strikeforce. Lazarette, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Bellerin, Wilshere...nah man. They have strengthened. It's better to have a unified team then a 1 man team. Like us with Hazard.

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I know he will be just a back up but how exactly he adds anything to the team?

I mean, we were looking for striker to challenge Morata and replace him when he is out of form/injured. 

Dzeko has that presence and scores regulary.

Giroud is only good enough to be back up. Thats the difference. If Morata is out, we are no better with either Bats or Giroud out there.

Even for 15m, I dont see the point of this transfer. Its just another Drinkwater addition where we buy just to get another body in squad but has absolutely no quality or potential to play first 11.

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