'Forever a Blue' - Departing Chelsea player ends Arsenal rumours via Twitter

Samuel Eto'o Cameroon

Samuel Eto'o is officially no longer a Chelsea player.

Samuel Eto'o is now longer a Chelsea player, after his contract expired on June 30.

The Cameroon international's exit is no surprise, rumoured to have fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho, and new striker Diego Costa's arrival confirmed by the club yesterday.

The striker is now looking out for other clubs, and has been linked to destinations in Europe, Asia, and North America.

One club he had been linked to was Arsenal, with The Mirror reporting five weeks ago that the striker was eyeing a free transfer to Arsenal, to prove a point to Jose Mourinho.

The content of Eto'o's departures messages posted yesterday via Twitter suggest that a switch to another Premier League team, specifically a rival, is not on his agenda.

While we are not naive enough to consider that his 'forever a Blue' message is not something he would 100 per cent renege on by joining the Gunners, the smart money would be at this point on him moving elsewhere - and indeed it seems there is no clear interest from Arsenal in him either.

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Eto'o's one season in the Premier League was certainly disappointing as a whole, his failure to reach double figures illustrates that.

There were a few high points however, specifically the hat-trick at Stamford Bridge and the early goal in the 6-0 demolition of Arsenal.

The high standards he set himself earlier in his career however meant fans expected this on a weekly basis, but the evidence suggests he simply is not that player any more.

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