Premier League defeats are like London buses.
Especially if you are a plan b type striker playing for clubs strictly based in London.
Of course we are talking of none other than French beardo Olivier Giroud, who completed a deadline day switch from Arsenal to Chelsea for a reported fee of £18million.
After a search that covered every corner of the Premier League’s ‘big man’ strikers Antonio Conte finally got what he wanted as an alternative to Alvaro Morata in the shape of Giroud.
Arsenal waved off a player who has scored 105 times for the club to a near rival making it the 10th time in recent years they’ve sold a player to another top Prem club.
Giroud got his wish but remaining in London instead of being used as a makeweight for the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund – but it meant he had to endure a pretty terrible week of watching football from the sidelines.
The French striker watched from the subs bench as Arsenal meekly went down 3-1 to Swansea on Tuesday who started the day bottom of the table.
When his move to Stamford Bridge was made official yesterday, the team were playing Bournemouth at home and he surely expected to watch his new side cruise past the listless Cherries.
It did not turn out like that.
The Blues slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Eddie Howe’s team thanks to goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake.
But poor Giroud had to watch both teams he’s been signed to this week suffer embarrassing defeats at the hands of relegation fighting teams.
Don’t forget that this man is probably going to start for France in the World Cup.
Despite having to watch both games from the subs bench it looked like Giroud still managed to smile through the matches and thoroughly enjoy himself by taking selfies and chatting to his team mates.
We’re not even the great super sub himself would’ve been able to do anything about either shock results.
Good luck Conte.