Wilkins believes Drogba would never play for Arsenal

Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier DrogbaFormer Chelsea player and assistant manager Ray Wilkins has told Talk Sport that it is very unlikely that Blues legend Didier Drogba would ever play for Arsenal.

The Ivorian striker is reportedly unsettled at Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua despite scoring an impressive four goals in his first six games for the club.  The 34-year-old is reportedly of interest to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as he looks to bolster his attacking options after the Gunners have only scored two goals in their opening three Premier League games.

However, Wilkins believes that Drogba loves Chelsea too much to play for another Premier League side, “How he can he go to Arsenal after spending eight years at Chelsea? Didier, in his heart of hearts, would think that’s a step too far.”

Drogba spent eight happy years with the Stamford Bridge club scoring 100 goals in 226 appearances in all competitions. The forward will always be adored by Chelsea fans for his last-gasp equaliser and winning penalty against Bayern Munich which saw Chelsea win their first ever Champions League title.