Former West Bromwich Albion striker Brown Ideye has told ESPN FC he has nothing to prove as he prepares to make a swift return to England with Olympiakos in the Champions League against Arsenal on Tuesday.
Ideye, 26, left West Brom last month for a move to the Greek champions after just one season in the Premier League. The Nigeria international arrived at The Hawthorns last summer from Dynamo Kiev for a then-club record £10 million, but was unable to hold down a regular place in the Baggies side.
Ideye's situation was not helped by an early change in management at West Brom, with Tony Pulis being brought in to replace Alan Irvine, who signed him in the first place.
He did not figure in the two Premier League meetings against Arsenal last season, but he is excited about the Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
"I am really looking forward to the game against Arsenal at the Emirates and returning to England," Ideye told ESPN FC. "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.
"There is a lot at stake as both teams lost their opening games in the group and we are hoping we can get a positive result in London."
Ideye, who scored seven goals in 31 appearances for West Brom, has settled into life in Greece well, helping Olympiakos to a 100 percent start in the Greek Super League.
He says the lure of playing in the Champions League is one of the main reasons he left West Brom for the Greek side.
"Everything has been going good since I moved to Olympiakos and everyone at the club has helped me settle in," Ideye said. "Olympiakos are a massive club with a big history and I am honoured to play for them.
"Playing in the Champions League was also 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."