Arsenal beats MLS All-Stars 2-1 as Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba proved that he's not a faded force just yet

Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring the winner against MLS All-Stars 
Arsenal edged MLS All-Stars in pre-season friendly at Avaya Stadium, home of San Jose Earthquakes
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.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring the equaliser against the Gunners in Thursday's pre-season friendly   
Chuba Akpom scored late winner for Arsenal, applying finish from three yards to Nacho Monreal's cross

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
The Costa Rica international steps up to score from 12 yards, converting the spot-kick which he won himself in the game's early stages 
Orlando City midfielder Kaka, formerly of AC Milan and Real Madrid, dribbles with the ball in the friendly match against Arsenal  
Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa has an acrobatic attempt at goal during the first-half at the Avaya Stadium  
England international midfielder Jack Wilshere dribbles clear of All-Stars' Kyle Beckerman during Arsenal's 2-1 victory in San Jose 
Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa has an acrobatic attempt at goal during the first-half at the Avaya Stadium  
Switzerland international midfielder Granit Xhaka makes his Arsenal debut after joining the club from Borussia Monchengladbach 
Drogba tries his luck with an overhead kick but can't direct his attempt on target during the first-half of Thursday's friendly   
The pre-game ceremony was suitably over the top. With blaring dance music, more pyrotechnics than the River Thames on New Year's Eve and a military jet flying over the Avaya Stadium while the national anthem reached its conclusion, it made Euro's 2016 grand opening look positively sedate.
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.