Chelsea striker Olivier Groud has openly admitted that Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival didn’t come as pleasant news for him.

Giroud, who has said that he is going to have a ‘dark future’ at Stamford Bridge, has found himself benched for the FA Cup clash against Sheffield Wednesday.

“I will never make people unanimously satisfied with me,” Giroud said in an interview with French broadcaster Canal.

“There is a little part of regret and frustration. The public expects a goalscorer to score goals. I’m the fourth best goalscorer of French football and nobody can take that away from me.”

“The coach makes Hazard play nine which is detrimental to strikers,” said the Frenchman.”

“But he is the best player I’ve ever played with. If the club decides to get another striker, like Higuain, it will certainly darken my future at Chelsea.”

When asked if he can make a return to France, the 32-year-old said: “I’ve never said ‘no’ to a return to France.”

“Lyon and Marseille are two great clubs. My priority is to stay in the Premier League though.”

Giroud, who was signed last January by Antonio Conte, is free to negotiate a Chelsea exit this month with his contract expiring next summer.

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