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ARSENAL have sent a classy message to former striker Olivier Giroud after he helped France to win the World Cup.
Giroud spent five-and-a-half years at Arsenal, making 253 appearances and scoring 105 goals.
But after losing his place in the starting XI to Alexandre Lacazette and with fears over making France’s World Cup squad, Giroud left the Emirates in January.
He then scored five goals and won the FA Cup to seal a place as France’s first choice striker.
And after France won the final by beating Croatia 4-2, Arsenal took to Twitter to hail Giroud’s achievement.
They tweeted: “From Grenoble to Istres.
From Tours to Montpellier.
“From Arsenal to a regular for #FRA.
“And now… a #WorldCup winner!
“What a journey you’ve had, Olivier – we’re all so pleased for you.”
Despite winning the World Cup, Giroud didn’t have the best tournament in front of goal.
In 546 minutes at this World Cup for France, Giroud failed to hit the target.