Ex West Brom star Brown Ideye looking forward to facing Arsenal in Champions League

The Nigerian international struggled during his season at the Hawthorns, but now finds himself at Olympiakos and set to face the Gunners in what is a must win match for both sides.

Former West Bromwich Albion striker Brown Ideye has said he doesn't feel like he has a point to prove when he features against Arsenal this week, having struggled to make an impression in his one-year spell in the Midlands, according to an interview with ESPN.

The 26-year-old only left the Premier League as the transfer window came to a close a month ago, but is already set to make a return to English football as he joins up with the Olympiakos squad for Tuesday's Champions League tie against Arsenal.

Ideye was a big money signing for the Baggies from Dynamo Kiev in the summer of 2014, costing a whopping £10 million according to BBC Sport. He had been prolific in Ukrainian football, but was unable to translate that form to the Premier League at West Brom, and aside from a spell of good form earlier this year, failed to convince under either Alan Irvine or Tony Pulis.

The Baggies cut their losses on the Nigerian international, selling him to the Greek champions, but Ideye doesn't hold any grudges, and is instead eager to feature against the Gunners, having failed to play against them while in the Premier League.

"I am really looking forward to the game against Arsenal at the Emirates and returning to England," Ideye told ESPN. "I never played against Arsenal when I was at West Brom and it will be a great test to come up against such a strong team as Arsenal.

"Playing in the Champions League was one of the main attractions to leave West Brom for Olympiakos as it the best competition you can play in against the best players. I really enjoyed my time at West Brom and playing in the Premier League, and although things did not work out as planned, I have no regrets.

"I do not feel I have anything to prove to people in England when I return to play against Arsenal, and I just want to repay the faith shown in me by Olympiakos by scoring the goals to help them achieve success this season."

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