Didier Drogba Set To Face Arsenal In A Friendly Match
Ivorian striker Didier Drogba will get the chance to play once more against London-based team Arsenal after being selected to represent the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star.
A promising match
Arsenal and a selection of 26 MLS players will face each other on July 29th at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. Drogba, who scored 15 times against the Gunners when he used to play for Chelsea and for Galatasaray, is expected to lead the MLS All-Stars. The 38-year-old Ivorian star will play alongside several big names of the MLS like Andrea Pirlo, David Villa, Clint Dempsey, Sebastian Giovinco and Kaka. Surprisingly, former Chelsea players Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole did not make the team. Arsenal is also expected to field a strong roster although the team’s manager Arsene Wenger said that some key players of his squad will need to regenerate.
“You consider the rest time because France had a long, long go and I believe that they need four weeks’ holiday because they need to recover from that […] It takes you two or three weeks to regenerate… to recover completely, and they need to come back with hunger. That disappointment to lose a final, it takes some time to recover from that,” the coach said.
Olivier Giroud, Lorient Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey were granted a few days to recover from a draining Euro 2016.
Watch all of the goals scored by Drogba against Arsenal: