As we approach the Europa League Final I think it’s time as a fan base that we show a little more appreciation to Olivier Giroud.

Giroud has been vital for Chelsea this season in the Europa League and has scored 10 goals in 13 games during this European campaign including scoring the perfect hat trick away in Kiev during the Round of 32 tie.

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Even Eden Hazard has stated in the past that he likes to play with Olivier Giroud due his link up play which also creates space for others. Many of his French World Cup Winning team mates have also stated the same.

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As we know Giroud has just recently signed a contract extension keeping him at Chelsea until the end of next season. With a potential transfer ban I personally think this can only be a positive thing. A player that clearly wants to play more but is starting to adapt to being an important squad player.

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As many know I haven’t been overly impressed with manager Maurizio Sarri this season but one of his positives is how he’s utilised Olivier Giroud in the Europa League this season.

As an ex Arsenal player and a player that should be appreciated nothing would make me happier on the 29th May than Olivier Giroud scoring the winner in Baku!

Written By Chris Wright