And Giroud, who spent six years on the Emirates earlier than transferring to west London in January 2018, didn’t grasp again at the celebrations following the victory, aiming a transparent dig at his former membership amidst the jubilant scenes at the workforce bus.
In Italian midfielder Jorginho’s reside video on Instagram, Giroud may also be observed preserving the trophy and shouting: “Thanks, Arsenal”.
On box captain Cesar Azpilicueta used to be additionally observed at the leading edge of celebrations, working down the aisle of the automobile to congratulate his team-mates.
Whilst Brazilian defender David Luiz used to be hilariously booed as he took the limelight of the digital camera.
Celebrations had already been rife within the converting room moments after membership captain Gary Cahill and Azpilicueta lifted the trophy.
The latter even had a bowl of fruit thrown at him by way of a member of Chelsea’s training workforce within the wild scenes within the dressing room.
And Giroud’s swipe has reputedly ruffled a couple of feathers among the Arsenal fan base.
Excellent Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, a die-hard Gunners fan, aimed an indignant tweet in opposition to the striker.
He tweeted: “Giroud, Arsenal’s worst lead striker prior to now 35 years, cements his legacy.”
After the sport, Giroud paid tribute to Arsenal, claiming the membership modified his existence.
“It used to be a excellent ultimate and now we have been higher, extra environment friendly in the second one part,” he mentioned.
“I’m very proud, this workforce deserved to win one thing. It used to be particular for me, I’m satisfied for this membership. It’s my 2nd trophy in two years,” he added in connection with the FA Cup he received in 2018 – his fourth general after the 3 received as an Arsenal participant.
“Those two golf equipment modified my existence, they gave me the chance to play within the Premier League. I didn’t need to rejoice in opposition to Arsenal however I’m so proud to win this trophy with Chelsea.
“Whilst you give me the risk to get recreation time I all the time check out my easiest. It used to be our 2nd goal to win the Europa League after completing within the best 4 so I believe blessed.”