Didier Drogba maintains his unbeaten record against Arsene Wenger by scoring a hat-trick in a charity match.
Arsene Wenger is still haunted by Didier Drogab.
In a game dubbed “Match des heroes,” the Chelsea veteran, who retired from football three years ago, played for a squad of Marseille luminaries against a Unicef XI directed by the former Arsenal manager.
And it will come as little surprise to Gunners supporters that the player who scored 13 goals in 15 games against Arsenal for Chelsea during his playing career also scored a HAT-TRICK against Wenger’s Unicef team on Wednesday night.
Robert Pires, Mathieu Flamini, Samir Nasri, and Jens Lehmann were among the players who took part in the match.
But, much to Wenger’s chagrin, it was Drogba who stole the show.
The ex-Arsenal manager’s team had a 2-1 lead, but the Marseille legends stormed back, led by Drogba, to win 7-4.
Wenger threw on a few more notable former players in the final moments, including David Trezeguet, Patrick Kluivert, and Esteban Cambiasso.
He also offered a straight pre-match team talk to the legends.
⚽ For the most up-to-date rumours, rumors, and completed transactions, visit our Football news live blog. “Football is extremely straightforward,” Wenger stated. You keep control of the ball, make a sound judgment, and then follow through on what you’ve decided to do.” Meanwhile, five years ago, Wenger commented about Drogba after he scored for the MLS All-Star Team against Arsenal in a pre-season friendly.
“He has always harmed us, and he continues,” the ex-Gunners boss stated. He’s a winner, and I believe he’ll continue to be such till the end of his life.
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“At halftime, I thought to myself, ‘He’s still haunting us, even in America!'”
Drogba is a typical goal poacher. That’s something he can accomplish in the box.
“I always believe there’s danger when I see him in the box fighting with young defenders because you know he’ll gain the upper hand and score a goal, and that’s exactly what he did.”