“The Gunners are desperate to find a proven scorer to replace Robin van Persie. And they have made enquiries with the Chinese club to see if there is a way of bringing the striker, 34, back to London,” their website reported.
“The Gunners are aware of internal upheaval at Shanghai where Drogba and ex-Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka have been caught up in a boardroom power struggle,” they added.
Drogba and former Chelsea teammate Salomon Kalou were among the goal-scorers as the Ivory Coast twice came from behind to beat Senegal 4-2 in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Abidjan on Saturday.
Gervinho and Max Gradel scored the other goals to give the Ivorians a two-goal advantage ahead of next month’s return leg in the final round of preliminaries for the 2013 finals in South Africa.
“For the Africa Cup of Nations 2013, I will do everything in order to remain competitive while in China. Don’t worry,” he told L’Equipe before the game.
“My start has generated good and bad reviews but I’ve always taken on my choices.”
time but we are coming to the decisive moment.”
The publication also reports that Juventus who signed Arsenal striker, Nicholas Bendtner on loan have stepped up their interest in winger Theo Walcott who missed England Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier 1-1 draw against Ukraine with a virus.