Old habits are hard to break for Didier Drogba.
The Galatasaray striker just couldn’t stay away from a chance to haunt his old nemesis Arsenal once again, even if it was just the meaningless Emirates Cup. Drogba, who likes scoring goals against Arsenal as much as a normal 6-year-old might enjoy ice cream, scored two goals in the last 12 minutes to seal Galatasaray’s comeback win. The first came from the spot after drawing a rather soft penalty, the game-winner a classy finish off a brilliant Wesley Sneijder pass.
Fans at the Emirates Stadium must have been appalled at the team’s decision to invite Drogba’s team to the preseason dance. Arsene Wenger probably broke several jacket zippers in anger when he heard, because the Drog has been a boogeyman of sorts for the Gunners. While with Chelsea, he scored 13 goals in 14 matches against Arsenal, the most goals he’s tallied against a single opponent in his career.