13 Sep 2012

Arsenal are desperate to sign Didier Drogba from Chinese club Shanghai Shenua, according to reports in the UK.

The Sun is reporting the Gunners have made enquiries with the Chinese Super League club to see if it’s possible to bring the former Chelsea striker back to the Barclays Premier League.

Drogba and fellow former Chelsea star Nicholas Anelka are apparently feeling unsettled at Shanghai Shenua, despite the Ivorian being on £200,000 per week, with the star pair caught up in a boardroom power struggle.


Real Madrid and Liverpool are also keeping a close eye on Drogba, but it’s Arsenal that are most keen to secure his signature as they look to fill the massive gap left by Robin van Persie.

Drogba has already scored four goals in his short time in the Chinese Super League, but it’s his record against Arsenal - he scored 13 goals against the Gunners during his time at Chelsea - that has Arsene Wenger most interested.

Despite the intense search for a new striker, Arsenal may still see another attacking player leave the club, with Juventus reportedly confirming their interest in troubled winger Theo Walcott.