ARSENAL fans have branded Olivier Giroud a snake as the Chelsea striker reportedly closes in on a shock move to rivals Tottenham.
The Frenchman ditched the Gunners for a Stamford Bridge switch two years in controversial fashion.
And Giroud now looks set to make it a hat-trick of Londons top Premier League clubs, with the veteran striker falling out of favour under Frank Lampard.
Spurs are without Harry Kane until at least April.
And Jose Mourinho is ready to make Giroud his leading striker until then.
However, Arsenal fans are not happy their former star is set to join their arch-rivals.
Gooners were in disbelief when Giroud ditched them for Chelsea.
But joining Spurs is on a whole new level of treachery in their eyes.
Comparing Giroud to Robin van Persie, who left Arsenal for Man Utd in 2012 before winning the Premier League title, one said: Giroud is a bigger snake than Van Persie.
Another wrote: Jose Mourinho and Olivier Giroud is a match made in heaven.
Cant remember a better duo of snakes.
One added: Giroud is the biggest snake in all snakes.
He mocked us when they won Europa in Baku.
He said Chelsea is bigger club than Arsenal. He is joining Tottenham.
However, some believe Giroud is not a snake.
One said: Nah nah nah RVP is a straight snake. Giroud at least his prime was over but RVP mxm.
Another noted: We got rid of Giroud so its unfair for us to criticise him for making a choice for his career after that.
Van Persie however courted and dropped us for United as soon as he was over his injuries.
Giroud is no snake.
One added: Giroud served Arsenal and coach with respect. And moreover, he didnt leave for money.
I think calling him a snake is a bit too much.