Super Striker Didier Drogba plays against Arsenal – and scores

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Of the few things certain in football Didier Drogba scoring against Arsenal is one of them.

For whatever reason, the Gunners just cannot shake off the scourge of the striker, who was at his predatory best against the club again on Thursday.

While in the blue quarter of London with Chelsea, the Ivorian had an impeccable record when it came to notching against Arsene Wenger’s men, finding the net 15 times in as many games.

Bur regardless of whoever he lines up for, provided the opposition are Arsenal, Drogba is guaranteed to add his name to the scoresheet.

His latest effort came in San Jose, where he was part of the MLS All-Star side which took on the Premier League club as part of their tour of north America.

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Familiar faces such as Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and one-time Tottenham Hotspur attacker Giovani dos Santos were also involved having been drafted for the fixture by San Jose Earthquakes boss Dominic Kinnear and league commissioner, Don Garber.

Inevitable: Didier Drogba plays against Arsenal - and scores
Didier Drogba powers his way past Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin and Krystian Bielik (Picture: Getty)

Despite being stung once again by nemesis Drogba, now with Montreal Impact, the visitors went on to win the game 2-1.

Joel Campbell broke the deadlock for a side missing regulars such as Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny following their involvement at Euro 2016 from the penalty spot on 11 minutes.

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But they were pegged back when Drogba showed great strength and determination to work up an opening before stroking the ball inside the far post.

The contest, however, was settled on 86 minutes when substitute Nacho Monreal teed up Chuba Akpom to net from close range.

Recent signing Rob Holding was handed a start in California, while another new recruit, Granit Xhaka, was introduced from the bench.

 

Inevitable: Didier Drogba plays against Arsenal - and scores
Chuba Akpom settled the contest on 86 minutes (Picture: Getty)

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