Giroud prepared to leave Chelsea in the quest for playing time

France international Olivier Giroud has said that he has the ability to play at the highest level for a few more years and he would not hesitate to leave Chelsea, should he continue to struggle for gametime. The 33-year-old has been confined to a bench role during the early stages of the campaign with Tammy Abraham regarded as the undisputed first-choice striker under Frank Lampard.
Despite this, Giroud has continued to remain a regular presence for France at the international level and he has recently been in good form with goals in successive European qualifiers. Speaking to reporters, Giroud said that he has no regrets over the decision to leave the Gunners for playing time and he could follow the same trend at Chelsea, if his prospects of regular first-team football remain slim.


Chelsea is riding high at the top of the Premier League but there still an evident struggle that continues on being displayed in the squad which is their inability of having a consistent striker.

This is a concern that Jose Mourinho is well aware about as he has announced it to the media on a number of occasions and at some points it has even caused problems with certain players of his squad.


Chelsea manager José Mourinho has said that he is only interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to the club and not any other player before the end of the transfer window.

Chelsea recently made an official offer for the 27-year-old England international amidst a lot of speculation that the club would also offer Juan Mata and £ 10 million in cash. However, Mourinho has rejected the speculations by saying that Chelsea have made only a cash offer and it does not involve any player swapping at any stage in the negotiations.


Chelsea have already started their rebuilding process ahead of next season after confirming the signing of Werder Bremen midfielder Marko Marin on a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old is expected to join the London club on a five-year deal after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee worth around £ 7 million. It seems to be an astute piece of business from the English club after Marko Marin has been touted to be the next big thing from Germany.