Ex-Chelsea man rules out Arsenal or Liverpool switch

07:49 21 September 2012

Didier Drogba. Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Didier Drogba. Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Didier Drogba says he intends to honour his contract at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, ruling out a return to the Premier League.

The Ivorian had been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool due to contract wrangles at his new club, but the former Chelsea man insists he has no intention walking out of his new club.

Drogba has two-and-a-half years to run on his contract at Shanghai and insists he’s happy with life in China.

When asked if he would like to stay until the end of his contract, Drogba told the BBC: “I hope more because I’m really happy here.

Drogba admits he misses playing in England’s top flight but talked down rumours of turmoil at his new Chinese club.

“I miss the Premier League because it’s the best league in the world, but really I don’t regret my choice.

“I just arrived like two months ago so I’m really happy.

“I want to stay here, as long as I can win some trophies with my team and make our fans very happy.

“It’s difficult at the moment, but I know that there’s hope and I believe.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Submit your Arsenal player ratings

Latest Arsenal news

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Arsenal's Francis Coquelin thanks the fans for their support at Selhurst Park

Arsene Wenger admits he had decided to allow Francis Coquelin to leave Arsenal before a spate of injuries saw him become a key first-team player.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Paulo Dybala of Palermo (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has announced that he wishes to join Barcelona, saying he “would swim” to the Catalan club.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Rio Ferdinand of QPR and Danny Welbeck of Arsenal  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Danny Welbeck is looking forward to going head to head with Rio Ferdinand when Arsenal take on Queens Park Rangers tonight.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal expects the battle for Champions League qualification to go right down to the wire.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Harry Kane of Spurs (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named London24 Sport’s Player of the Month for February.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

A man who was dubbed a ‘hot criminal’ has won a modelling contract.

Read more

A girl is more responsible for rape than a boy, says the jailed rapist.

Read more

It appears we haven’t yet had the definitive story of the Apple co-founder.

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

(Not guaranteed)

Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Arsenal Transfer News