BREAKING! Giroud is a Blue!

Les Bleus forward Olivier Giroud is now a Blue!

The striker underwent his medical and has signed an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge, with an option for another year. Giroud's agent traveled to London on Wednesday morning to conclude the deal, which is thought to include a transfer fee of £15.3m with £2.2m in bonuses.

Giroud's move to Chelsea in turn resulted in Michy Batshuayi moving on loan to Dortmund as a replacement for Aubameyang.

Farewell message

While Arsenal will undoubtedly miss one of their longest serving strikers, the club has posted an emotional farewell message on the official twitter page.

"For the scorpion kicks, the bullet headers, the late strikes, the north London derby winner, the FA Cup final assists, the 105 goals, the 253 appearances and for all the hard work and dedication, we want to say…

THANK YOU, OLIVIER GIROUD #NaNaNaNaa"