Gallas reveals how Drogba tormented Arsenal defenders in Premier League

Gallas reveals how Drogba tormented Arsenal defenders in Premier League

- 41-year-old former Gunners star William Gallas has revealed how Arsenal hated playing against Drogba

- The Ivorian played against the north Londoners 15 times and found the back of the net on 13 occasions

- Gallas also said that Philippe Senderos used to have panic attacks anytime he encountered the striker

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is regarded as one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever produced.

He scored over 100 goals in more than 220 matches in all competitions for the Blues including the crucial penalty that helped them win the Champions League in 2012.

The Ivorian won four EPL titles and many other domestic titles with the Stamford Bridge outfit during his reign in England.

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However, former Arsenal star Williams Gallas has described the powerful striker as the Gunners tormentor-in-chief having scored 13 times in 15 matches in all competitions.

Two of his goals came in the Chelsea's 2-1 League Cup final win at the Millennium Stadium in 2007 - a game that saw Drogba dominate Philippe Senderos according to the Mirror.

Gallas while recounting his experience said the Swiss centre-back simply couldn't handle playing against Chelsea's powerhouse.

He further revealed that Senderos would have panic attacks before matches against his tormentor in chief.

"I knew Philippe Senderos, before a match he would need to speak a lot, you could see that he was sweating, that he did not feel good," Gallas told RMC.

"Especially against certain players. I saw him against Chelsea, against Didier Drogba, where he would genuinely panic, like he was going through his match before playing it.

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"And unfortunately, when you saw him on the pitch, he lost his playing abilities, he didn’t play well. But against his own team-mates, he played better."

Senderos, now 33, is currently playing in MLS with Houston Dynamo. He counts the likes of Fulham , Valencia, AC Milan, Aston Villa and Rangers among his former clubs and won 57 caps for Switzerland.

NAIJ.com previously reported that former Arsenal and Chelsea defender William Gallas explained that current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was a better manager than Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger.

During his active playing days, the Frenchman had the chances of playing under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and under Arsene Wenger at the Emirates stadium.

The 39-year-old who ended his football career in Australia with A-League club Perth Glory stated that Mourinho's constant attention to detail in training separates him from his French counterpart.

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