It is incredibly unheard of for figures associated with Arsenal to congratulate Chelsea for any kind of success.
However, on Saturday evening, a large number of Gooners posted tweets praising Olivier Giroud following the Blues’ FA Cup final win over Manchester United at Wembley.
Antonio Conte’s side failed to secure a Champions League position via the Premier League table this season as they finished fifth, but they ended the campaign on a high by winning a piece of silverware.
Giroud signed for the West London outfit from Arsenal in the January transfer window after falling down the pecking order under manager Arsene Wenger.
The French striker spent five-and-a-half years at the North London outfit before signing for the Blues.
In most cases, it would be a controversial switch, but it seems that any anger that Arsenal fans initially felt has dissipated.
Many even felt joy for Giroud as he lifted his fourth FA Cup – the previous three he won with the Gunners.
It was a slender victory for Chelsea as Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty against United was the difference.
— Mr. Alexander (@Dmatterarising) May 19, 2018
— calhanson (@CalHanson) May 19, 2018
Congratulations and Happy for Olivier Giroud ??????
Four FA Cups in five years
— Arsenal Fever (@ArsenalFever360) May 19, 2018
Great Victory for Giroud and Cesc, our own always #AFC
— @RishiVPSAFC (@RishiVPS) May 19, 2018
United lost. Sanchez lost. Mourinho lost. Arsenal still have the record for FA Cup wins. Giroud has more Cups in the last 5 years than Spurs have in the last 50
— Gooner Kev (@Limerick_Gooner) May 19, 2018
— Uncle Ginger (@QuestForZen) May 19, 2018
— Mikko (@Mikkony) May 19, 2018
Giroud has won 4 FA Cups in the last 5 years, happy for him #afc
— Joshua kiongozi (@JoshuaMisoko) May 19, 2018
Well done Giroud #afc ??????
— BIG DOUBLE R!!! (@reecerydar_MK) May 19, 2018
— Charlie Dickens (@charliedickens1) May 19, 2018