(Photo) Mikel fires parting shots at Arsenal and Tottenham as he confirms Chelsea exit for China

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(L-R) Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba, Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, Chelsea's French defender Kurt Zouma and Chelsea's English defender John Terry celebrate after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on May 3, 2015. Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at a festive, sun-soaked Stamford Bridge today to claim their first Premier League title since 2010. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria international midfielder John Obi Mikel has fired parting shots at Tottenham and Arsenal following his move to the Chinese Super League from Chelsea.

Mikel – who was frozen out of the Chelsea squad by manager Antonio Conte – has joined Tianjin TEDA where he will reportedly earn £140,000 a week.

The experienced midfielder sent an emotional farewell letter to Chelsea fans via his Instagram account.

And Mikel could not resist taking a few swipes at Chelsea’s London based rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

“Didier’s extra time winner against Manchester United in the 2007 FA Cup Final. Beating two of our biggest London rivals [Arsenal in 2007 and Tottenham in 2015]. Winning the Europa League in Amsterdam, with one of the last kicks of the game.

“Then there was Munich. We were desperate to make up for the disappointment of the 2008 final, but trailing with two minutes to go, against Bayern, in their own stadium, it seemed that once more luck was against us.

“Up popped Didier, the rest is history, and to date we’re still proudly the only team in London with the European Cup.”