Olivier Giroud completes move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day

French striker Olivier Giroud has joined Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal in a deal worth £18m.

He has signed an 18-month contract with the Premier League champions with an option of a further year.

Giroud replaces Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi after the former Olympique Marseille forward joined Borussia Dortmund on a short-term loan as a replacement for new Arsenal player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have also strengthened their squad with the capture of Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in a £25m deal.

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