Ba fights for Chelsea place
Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed he came very close to joining London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
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However, the former Newcastle and West Ham forward has put that behind him and is now focusing hard on finding his best form for Chelsea.
Ba said: "I was ready to go and play there but it didn't happen.
19. Demba Ba
"I am a good professional and I always work hard to deserve what I have, I will keep on doing the same.
"If I play good I think I will deserve to play and the manager will pick me because that's how he is. If I don't perform then it will only be my fault.
"I know I haven't played as good as I was in Newcastle or West Ham but I needed time to settle and I keep working hard and I still believe the rewards are behind the work."