During a game called ‘Match des heroes,’ the Chelsea star, who retired from football three years ago, played for a squad of Marseille legends against a Unicef XI managed by the former Arsenal manager in a friendly against the former Arsenal manager.
In addition, Gunners supporters will not be surprised to learn that the player who scored 13 goals in 15 games against Arsenal during his playing career also scored a HAT-TRICK against Arsene Wenger’s Unicef side on Wednesday night.
Robert Pires, Mathieu Flamini, Samir Nasri, and Jens Lehmann were among the players who took part in the encounter, which also featured a number of familiar figures.
However, it was Drogba who stole the show, much to the displeasure of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
A 2-1 lead was taken by the former Arsenal boss’ team but the Marseille legends rallied and won 7-4, with Didier Drogba providing the inspiration.
David Trezeguet, Patrick Kluivert, and Esteban Cambiasso were all introduced late in the game by Arsene Wenger, who had brought in a few more well-known former players.
In addition, he addressed the group of legends in a straight pre-match team meeting.
Wenger said: “Football is very simple. You control the ball, you make a good decision and after you execute well what you have decided to do.”
The ex-Gunners boss said: “He has always harmed us, and he continues. He’s a winner and I think that he’ll be like that until the end of his life.
“At half-time, I was thinking ‘He’s still haunting us, even in the United States!’
“Drogba is a typical poacher of a goal. He can do that in the box.
“When I see him in the box and fighting with young defenders I always think that now there is danger there because you know he will get the upper hand and score you a goal and that’s what he did.”