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Arsenal delete Chelsea from tribute message to Olivier Giroud after France win World Cup

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Arsenal delete Chelsea from tribute message to Olivier Giroud after France win World Cup
Olivier Giroud helped guide France to victory in the World Cup final. (Getty Images)

Arsenal sent a tribute message to Olivier Giroud after France beat Croatia to win the World Cup.

Didier Deschamps side sealed a 4-2 victory in Sundays final to win the tournament for the second time in their history.

Giroud, who joined Chelsea in the January transfer window, failed to score a goal for France in Russia and didnt even register a shot on target during the tournament.

But Deschamps kept faith in the 31-year-old to spearhead Frances attack as his hold-up play and work off the ball enabled Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe to flourish.

Giroud spent nearly six years at Arsenal and still remains well-regarded by the club and the majority of their supporters.

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 πŸ˜„ pic.twitter.com/YJYI3dNvS3

β€” Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 15, 2018

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And after France secured their victory over Croatia, Girouds former club paid him a special tribute on Twitter.

In their post, Arsenal detailed Girouds journey from starting out with Grenobles reserve team, who were playing in the fifth tier of French football, to ending up in a World Cup final for his national side.

But Arsenal missed out a key detail as they failed to reference the strikers move to Chelsea earlier this year.

Arsenals post on Twitter read: From Arsenal to a regular for #FRA. And now… a #WorldCup winner! What a journey youve had, Olivier – were all so pleased for you.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Olivier Giroud of France and Steve Mandanda of France celebrate with the World Cup Trophy following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Giroud lifts the World Cup. (Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Olivier Giroud of France celebrates following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Giroud didnt score for France at the tournament. (Getty Images)

And fans were quick to spot Arsenals omission.

@Arsenal Looool they skipped Chelsea πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Ω†ΩˆΩƒΨ³ Ψ§Ω„Ψ­ΩŠΨ§Ψ© (@PrinceKnoxEnt) July 15, 2018

@MisterKay112 @Arsenal They forgot to add that little detail.. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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πŸ†Vinod MenonπŸ† (@LuckingFegend) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal You do realise we sold him to Chelsea dont you?

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MB (@1burnm) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal Love how you omitted Chelsea πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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BENJI ⚽⚽⚽ (@FutbolBenji) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal @Ahmed91Gooner Embarrasing. Hes a Chelsea player ffs

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Recoba10 (@Recoba101) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal Absolutely LOVE the fact that they didnt mention Chelsea!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­ I LOVE this club!πŸ”΄βšͺ❀

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Frank (@TTGAFC) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal He plays for Chelsea stop begging it

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Daniel Valentine (@_danvalentine) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal @mattspiro From arsenal to Chelsea*

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Rune FiskΓ₯ (@Fishaaen) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal From Arsenal to Chelsea you mean…. Then from Chelsea to a regular for #fra

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PemPem (@Oluwa_pemi) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal you forgot the chelsea part

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Luke Longstaff (@ll3_gaming) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal In order to try and claim some credibility arsenal indirectly celebrating France World Cup win by associat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Ian Kenealy (@ianjk23) July 15, 2018

@Arsenal He left @Arsenal to sign for @ChelseaFC 😢

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Stephen Carroll (@stevecarroll23) July 15, 2018

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