Giroud spent five-and-a-half years at Arsenal, making 253 appearances and scoring 105 goals.
But after losing his place in the starting XI to Alexandre Lacazette and with fearsover making France’s World Cup squad, Giroud left the Emirates in January.
He then scored five goals and won the FA Cup to seal a place as France’s first choice striker.
And after France won the final by beating Croatia 4-2, Arsenal took to Twitter to hail Giroud’s achievement.
From Grenoble to Istres
From Tours to Montpellier
From Arsenal to a regular for #FRA
And now… a #WorldCup winner!
What a journey you've had, Olivier – we're all so pleased for you 😄 pic.twitter.com/YJYI3dNvS3
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 15, 2018