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Olivier Giroud unhappy at Chelsea due to lack of goals

Olivier Giroud has revealed he is unhappy at Chelsea due to his lack of goals. The striker joined the club in January from Arsenal, but Giroud has failed to find the back of the net since arriving.

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Giroud has appeared seven times for the Blues after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium. However, the Frenchman has only played a handful of times for Chelsea.

“I am happy with my adaptation, the welcome I received, the relationship on the ground with my partners,” Giroud told L’Equipe.

“But, that could have, it should have, been more goals. In terms of statistics, I am very attached to this, I remain stuck at one goal and three assists.

“It is sure that it is not enough, but in time I will do it.”

Giroud joined Chelsea in January, but the striker doesn’t want that to be an excuse for his inability to score goals.

“You have to be demanding with yourself,” Giroud said. ‘If I signed to Chelsea, it’s to have a new challenge. I knew there was going to be a wait.

“When you sign like that in January, it’s never easy because you have to acclimatise to your team.

“But I really wanted to be ready right away, even though I was coming back from almost six weeks of injury. It was a little paradoxical.”

Since joining Chelsea, Giroud has started just two matches for the Blues. In seven games, Giroud has been used as a substitute five times.

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