Chelsea record signing, Romelu Lukaku, has spoken on the prospect of facing Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in his debut game for The Blues.
The 28-year-old, who establish himself as one of the best forward in Europe, said he’s ‘delighted’ at the prospect of facing the north London club in his second Chelsea debut.
Despite completing his sensational £98million move from Inter Milan last Thursday, Lukaku missed the Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend due to current Covid-19 protocols.
However, the Belgium striker is coming out of quarantine on Monday, and is expected to begin training with his new teammates on Tuesday ahead London derby clash against Arsenal at Emirates on Sunday.
And before Blues take short trip to north London, Lukaku has already send a warning message to Arsenal, who suffered 2-0 defeat to newly-promoted side Brentford in their opening Premier League this season.
‘I’m ready so it’s just about getting into the team and trying to prove myself to the coaches that if I’m needed, I can play,’ Lukaku told Chelsea’s official website.
‘We all have to compete throughout the week to earn our starting spot. For me it’s going to be a new fight but we’re all fighting for one cause – to make sure that Chelsea win.
‘I’ll make sure that in training I give 100 per cent every day and make sure that I’m ready for each game.’
Lukaku, on the other hand, revealed that he played a key role in convincing Kai Havertz to swap Bayer Leverkusen for Chelsea last summer.
‘I spoke to Kai Havertz when we played against each other in the Europa League, and I told him to go to Chelsea.’
Romelu Lukaku, also confirmed he got so emotional when Trevoh Chalobah marked his Chelsea’s Premier League with lovely goal against Palace last weekend.
He said: ‘Coming back to Chelsea was the chance of a lifetime. It‘ll mean the world to me to play at Stamford Bridge. It’s something I’ve wanted since I was 10 years old.’
‘I got so emotional when Trevoh Chalobah scored.’