Didier Drogba Backs Arsenal For Premiership Title


Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has backed Arsenal to win the Premier League this season. Drogba, speaking to promote his autobiography ‘Commitment’, feels Manchester City will be strong contenders but has offered his support to Arsene Wenger’s side, who have his former Blues team-mate Petr Cech in goal.

“I think Manchester City will be as strong as they have been in the last few years,” Drogba told Sky Sports. Unfortunately Chelsea are too far (behind in the title race), so I will go for my friend Petr Cech at Arsenal.”

When asked if he thinks the Gunners have enough strength in depth to win the league, Drogba simply said:

“They have got Petr Cech!”

As for Chelsea’s dreadful start to the season, which leaves them 15th in the table having already lost seven matches, Drogba admits Jose Mourinho’s side find themselves in an unfamiliar situation. But despite their current problems, the Ivory Coast international remains confident they can turn their season around, with back-to-back victories over Norwich in the league and Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League helping to boost confidence.

“It’s a different situation for club, manager and players. When you have won the league the season before and you find yourselves in the last three or four teams in the table after four or five games, it is a shock. I know the players and the manager have the ability to change this. They have won two consecutive games in the last two days, so I think it is kind of a new start.” added Drogba