I am very proud of this squad – Giroud speaks ahead of AC Milan clash with Chelsea

I am very proud of this squad – Giroud speaks ahead of AC Milan clash with Chelsea

Former Arsenal star, Olivier Giroud, has said he cannot wait to return to London for a ‘special game’ as the Blues face AC Milan the Champions League team travel to face on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old striker spent three years with Chelsea after leaving Arsenal before joining AC Milan last summer.

Giroud lifted the 2018-19 Europa League with Chelsea – where he was the tournament’s top scorer – and scored against Arsenal in the final.

Giroud told MilanTV: “It’s also personally for me, as I spent nine years in London playing for Arsenal and Chelsea, so I expect it to be a great game.

“I am very proud of this squad and I think we can do well with this group of players in the Champions League.

‘This match can also give the team great confidence if we win, to boost us for the next games.

“Chelsea have just one point so far, so they will play aggressively and in an energetic way, aiming for the win, so we expect a tough game.”