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Chelsea hero Didier Drogba, 43, will play in charity match with Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger manager of rival team

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DIDIER DROGBA will go up against a team led by Arsene Wenger once again but this time it’s for charity.

Ex-Chelsea star Drogba was a constant thorn in Wenger’s side as a player.

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Drogba will be hoping to heap misery on Wenger with his Legends of OM team[/caption]

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Wenger will be in charge of the Unicef team for the friendly[/caption]

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The proceeds of the game will go to Drogba’s charity and Unicef[/caption]

The Ivory Coast legend boasted a remarkable scoring record of 15 goals in 16 games against Wenger’s Arsenal.

And the 43-year-old Blues veteran will be hoping that he can cause Wenger even more misery when their charity teams, Unicef and Legends Of Marseille face each other on October 13, at the Stade Vélodrome, RMC reported.

Wenger will be in charge of the Unicef team, while Drogba will represent the Legends OM side in the game fans can watch on L’Equipe online.

But whoever wins the game, both Unicef ​​and the Didier Drogba Foundation will benefit from the match.

Wenger will also have to contend with ex-Liverpool ace Djibril Cisse and Middlesbrough icon Fabrizio Ravanelli on the night.

While both Wenger and Drogba are used to fighting for trophies, the prize for this game will be used to improve access to children’s education in the Ivory Coast.

But Wenger will have the help of his former winger Robert Pires, ex-Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, ex-Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu, and ex-Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso in the game.


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The last time Drogba and Wenger met was in a friendly in 2016 when Arsenal took on the MLS All-Stars who the Blues legend was representing.

And Drogba almost ruined Wenger’s day yet again when he netted his 16th goal in as many games against the Gunners.

But Wenger’s blushes were saved by ex-Gunners star Chuba Akpom who scored a late winner.

Drogba could’ve ended up at Chelsea if Wenger had followed through with his initial interest in the striker.

Wenger revealed in 2009 that he passed up the opportunity to sign Drogba from Le Mans for £100,000.

But the Arsenal boss wasn’t convinced the forward, who went on to score 104 goals for the Blues in 254 Premier League appearances, was ready at the time.

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