Chelsea have reinforced their attacking line with the signing of French striker Olivier Giroud from Arsenal FC on an 18-month contract, the English Premier League clubs confirmed on Wednesday.
?Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League,? the 31-year-old said in a statement.
?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.?
Giroud has found it difficult to cement a place in the Arsenal starting line-up this season, with manager Arsene Wenger preferring to start Alexandre Lacazette as a lone striker.
Giroud has made 16 appearances in the league, with 15 of them coming as a substitute.
He joined Arsenal from French side Montpellier in 2012 and his goal tally has hit double figures in each of his last five seasons.