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Didier Drogba shows why Arsenal need a striker

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Arsenal fans breathed a sigh of relief when Didier Drogba left Chelsea to play in China after scoring the winning penalty against Bayern Munich.

The legendary Ivory Coast striker had been a constant thorn in the Gunners side throughout his career at Stamford Bridge, scoring 13 goals in 14 matches in English domestic competitions.

Now playing his trade for Turkish outfit Galatasaray, Drogba showed his deadly striker instincts are still intact by scoring a brace on Sunday in the Emirates Cup against the hapless Arsenal defence. 

Although his first came from a much disputed penalty, the Ivorian’s second goal was pure quality, taking down Wesley Sneijder's precision pass with his right, and rifling a shot past Wojciech Szczesny with his left.

Arsene Wenger may have to re-evaluate his claims on Saturday that Arsenal could win the Premier League with their current squad, as they were well and truly outplayed by the Turkish giants in the second-half following the introduction of Drogba and Sneijder.

The Gunners were booed off at the end of the game, as they were at half-time in the game versus Napoli during their first outing at the Emirates Stadium.

This defeat may come as a blessing in disguise to some Arsenal fans, who although may hate seeing their team lose, may hope that the loss will push Wenger to work harder on the transfer market. 

It is evident that the Gunners need reinforcements especially in the striking department, as apart from Theo Walcott's rather fortunate goal, they rarely looked like coming close to scoring.

Yaya Sanogo may turn out to be a good signing in the future, however the young Frenchman is clearly still a very raw talent, and the Arsenal faithful need a striker who can deliver immediately.

The arrival of Luis Suarez would be a welcome addition of quality to the Gunners frontline, as Drogba proved that world class strikers can win matches on their own. 

With under a month left of the transfer window, lets hope Wenger can finalise the deal for the Uruguayan forward and add some fresh faces to the Arsenal squad. If not, it seems the Gunners will have another season of battling for the Champions League places.

 

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