Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech: I don't want Drogba to score for MLS All-Stars
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech wants to make sure his old Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba doesn't take the bragging rights when the Gunners take on the MLS All-Stars this week.
Cech and Drogba, who both joined Chelsea in 2004 and won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League trophy together before the Ivory Coast striker ended his first stint with the club in 2012, will be reunited on opposite sides of the pitch for Thursday night's game in San Jose, California.
Drogba, 38, is now playing for the Montreal Impact, while Cech joined Arsenal last summer after losing his starting spot at Stamford Bridge to Thibaut Courtois.
The pair remain good friends and Cech said he has extra incentive to keep a clean sheet in the game.
"Obviously I hope that he [Drogba] doesn't score because then for a whole year he would text me a picture of the goal," Cech joked at a news conference.
However, Drogba does have a great scoring record against Arsenal and has netted 15 goals in his first 15 appearances against the Gunners.
Cech, who also played against Drogba when Galatasaray faced Chelsea in the Champions League in 2014, said he will enjoy another reunion.
"I'm looking forward to playing against him here," he added. "It's been a very long time when I didn't have this opportunity."
Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.