Chelsea’s Didier Drogba ruled out of critical Arsenal clash with ankle injury

Drogba has been the bane of Wenger’s footballing life, netting an astonishing 15 times in as many games against the Gunners.

The Ivory Coast international has failed to recover from an ankle injury sustained during Monday’s training session at Cobham.

After suffering the injury during a pre-season friendly with Hungarian side Ferencvaros, Drogba had been expected to spend four to six months on the sidelines.