Arsenal has surprised the football world by moving in for Didier Drogba. The Gunners have officially approached Shanghai Shenhua with interest in the transfer status of Didier Drogba.
Reports flying in from North London suggest Arsenal is very serious about adding the Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to their squad. The Ivory Coast international will be available on free transfer next year in summer, but Arsenal doesn’t want to wait so long.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has always had an eye for Didier Drogba. With problems rising with his stay at Shanghai Shenhua, Didier Drogba could be on his way to Premier League as soon as this winter.
Didier Drogba left Chelsea after helping them win their first ever Champions League title and their fourth FA Cup trophy. The veteran proved to be the cornerstone behind Chelsea’s Champions League and FA Cup campaigns.
The 34-year-old striker has continued with his excellent form Shanghai Shenhua, but financial constraints and tenuous relations with the club are forcing Didier Drogba towards an away move. Didier Drogba has scored four goals and assisted once in six games for Shanghai Shenhua.
Arsenal’s inexperienced and misfiring attack needs an experienced Premier League striker to guide them. Arsene Wenger’s idea of replacing Robin van Persie with Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski has failed misera.bly. Both strikers haven’t been able to kick off Arsenal to a flying start.
If Didier Drogba is released by Shanghai Shenhua then Arsene Wenger will waste no time in signing him in. Fulham made a similar deal this season. Fulham signed in the Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis outside the transfer window because he wasn’t associated with any football club.
Meeting up with Didier Drogba’s wages will be the biggest problem for Arsenal Sources have revealed that Didier Drogba is being paid as much as £200,000 a week at Shanghai Shenhua.
Arsene Wenger won’t be willing to pay such a large amount to Didier Drogba. The best offer Didier Drogba can get from Arsenal is £100,000 a week. Arsene Wenger admits he passed on chance to sign Didier Drogba for just £100,000 around 10 years ago from Le Mans.