Arsenal beats MLS All-Stars 2-1 as Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba proved that he's not a faded force just yet
Gunners took lead through Joel Campbell after Costa Rica international scored early penalty he won
Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba, now of Montreal Impact, equalised for All-Stars with rebound finish
Veteran striker, 38, has brilliant scoring record against Arsenal dating back to his days in Premier League.
Him again. Always him. For a decade, whether it was in Chelsea blue or the maroon and yellow stripes of Galatasaray, there was only one outcome when Didier Drogba stood in front of an Arsenal defence: he would score.
Here he was once more. Representing the MLS All-Stars, it made no difference that Drogba's career is now twinkling in the twilight; up he popped on the stroke of half-time to guide a shot in from six yards to halt Arsenal in their tracks.
This time, though, it wasn't fatal. Drogba might have shovelled pain onto Wenger but he couldn't derail him completely here in San Jose as Arsenal recorded their first victory of pre-season, as a penalty from Joel Campbell and a late tap in from Chuba Akpom saw off the MLS All-Stars.
see photos of kaka, drogba, ant others below from the friendly match below
Not everyone was impressed, though. One old local sage, sitting in the media seats observed that: 'there is nothing better Americans do than meaningless hoopla – particularly at a sporting event. What is this?!' It was a question that needed no answering.