Former Arsenal boss Wenger was haunted by the enduring frontman throughout his time within the dugout, with Drogba having netted 15 targets in simply 16 video games towards his aspect.
And when Wenger returned to administration to steer a UNICEF XI out towards Marseille legends, it was Drogba who reminded him concerning the agony of teaching.
Didier Drogba scored an outstanding hat-trick for Marseille legends in a pleasant towards a UNICEF XI
Regardless of asserting his retirement three years in the past, Drogba was present in red-hot type in entrance of purpose, and took every of his three strikes in actually ruthless style.
Wenger’s aspect moved right into a 2-1 lead on the Stade Velodrome in his first sport on the touchline since 2018, earlier than Drogba stole the present together with his trio of targets.
Ultimately, largely because of the heroics from their striker, Marseille legends triumphed 7-4, a outcome which can have made Wenger wince at full-time.
Chelsea icon Drogba proved he nonetheless misplaced none of his means after stealing the present within the sport
Drogba swept house from the sting of the field for one in every of his targets and took house the match ball
Drogba discovered the web twice after which even dusted off his notorious celebration for his third purpose, a lot to the delight of the supporters inside the bottom.
Throughout his time at Chelsea, the now 43-year-old scored 164 occasions for the membership in 381 video games, and took house the match ball in his current outing this week.
System One hotshot Pierre Gasly was additionally on course within the enthralling match-up.
In the meantime, Robert Pires, Mathieu Flamini, Samir Nasri and Jens Lehmann – all Arsenal legends beneath Wenger – made appearances on Wednesday night.
Arsene Wenger returned to the dugout to steer out the UNICEF aspect, with Drogba haunting him
Drogba wheeled away to carry out his signature celebration, to the delight of the spectators
Nasri, who began his profession at Marseille in 2004, introduced he would cling up his boots simply two weeks in the past, on the age of 34.
Forward of the sport, Wenger additionally issued some transient directions to his gamers in his first pre-match workforce speak in a number of years.
‘Soccer could be very easy,’ he mentioned. ‘You management the ball, you make a great resolution and after you execute effectively what you will have determined to do.’
In his first position outdoors of administration, Wenger is now FIFA’s head of world soccer growth – and has been maligned for his biennial World Cup proposals.
Samir Nasri additionally featured within the pleasant sport two weeks on after asserting his retirement