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Arsenal Make Drogba Approach

Arsenal want to bring former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba back to the Premier League and have made enquiries to Shanghai Shenhua over the players availability

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal are linked with Didier Drogba.

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Arsenal want to bring Didier Drogba back to the Premier League and have made enquiries over the players availability, according to the Sun.

The Ivorian striker ended a highly-successful eight year stay at Chelsea in the summer after making a free transfer move to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

However, the move hasn’t gone according to plan with the 34-year-old in the middle of a boardroom power struggle and there has been speculation suggesting Drogba could be set for an early exit due to unpaid wages.

Arsenal are aware of the situation and the Sun claim they have already contacted the Chinese outfit about the possibility of bringing Drogba back to London.

Arsene Wenger is said to be keen on strengthening his strike-force following the departure of Robin van Persie and with just 2 goals in their first 3 games this season, a January move for the powerful Ivory Coast international could be on the cards.

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However, could Arsenal afford him? With their tight wage structure it would be difficult to see how Arsene Wenger could meet the players excessive wage demands. He’s said to be on £200,000-a-week at Shenhua after all.

Also, if Drogba becomes available the Gunners wouldn’t be the only side keen on signing him. If he was to come back to the Premier League, Chelsea would surely be clear the favourites?

So despite what the Sun report, unfortunately it’s hard to see how Drogba will ever be playing in the Red & White of Arsenal.

Would you like to see Drogba at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Naz

    September 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

    His son was an Arsenal fan last time I heard and he did want his dad to play for the Gunners. Never say never!

    • james

      September 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

      No he isnt.

  2. Quadri Jubril

    September 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Wel,lets say its under boyalty 4 drogba to play in arsenal,not dat it cant b posible,but due 2 is wages per week.

  3. Temitope Afolabi

    September 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    No, we don’t want Drogba @ Arsenal

  4. sunday

    September 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    it wi b a nice addition if he can make it

  5. Paizeboy

    September 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    It can never possible,4 drogba to play in arsenal.

  6. Jarphet okonkwo

    September 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Wel as a chelsea fan i wunt lik drogba 2 go 2 arsenal talkless of any oda priemier league side,he cn go madrid or french league

  7. Mr yankz007

    September 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Neva, besidez, red n white is an odd colour compared to blue. Drogba wil neva play for arsenal

  8. Usheshe theo

    September 12, 2012 at 11:05 am

    He will nt play F̶̲̅Õ̳͡я̅ arsenal Cox he once said his blood I̶̲̥̅̊ş. Blue A̶̲̥̅ήϑ Chelsea might likely go back F̶̲̅Õ̳͡я̅ him bsides arsenal can not pay his wages per week

  9. Chekwas36

    September 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Arsenal cannot pay him 200k per wk.coupled wit his age.

  10. True Gooner

    September 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

    AFC will not pay him what he wants, no way.

    I would love to see him powering through defences and scoring goals for us though.

  11. Kanai

    September 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Better to spend good money for any of Llorente, Lopez or Lewandoskis if Arsenal are willing to even pay up to£140000 a week to Drogba for 3years. Pay like 20m for llorente or lewandoski or the release close(£14.8m) of lopez in january and the title is won.

  12. ayinde

    September 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

    How can Arsenal pay 200k for a 34yr old player when a young and briliant player like Wilshere earned 70k. Arsenal dnt waste money they spend wisely

  13. TheBigMc

    September 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Spend wisely?????
    Why can’t they sign plauer of £15m?

  14. Lucky

    September 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Never for DD to be a gooner

  15. Blue Smurf

    September 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Drogba once said he will neva play for any other premier league club except chelsea!!! So wateva arsenal r doing behind closed doors to lure the drog wont work coz he wil 4eva be blue in heart!

  16. Todd

    September 13, 2012 at 3:27 am

    There is no way he would go to Arsenal. For starters his wage is far too high for Arsenal to afford.
    In addition he is really not the type of player that Wenger typically goes for.
    I also would not see him returning to Chelsea considering that he was basically dumped by them this summer.
    Liverpool could use a player like him, but again, doubtful they would want to pay his high wages.

  17. markbliss

    September 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

    We dnt need Drogba, lets go for lloriente,Lopez,Falcao, or lewendowski.

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