Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has taken to Twitter to wind Arsenal fans up after Willian left the club yesterday.
Drogba was quick to comment after the Brazilian posted a thank you message following the termination of his Arsenal contract on Monday.
Oh Willyyyyyyyyyyyyyy haaaaaaaannnnnnnnnn
Come back home :wink::blue_heart: https://t.co/3RchMhccoX
- Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) August 30, 2021
"Oh Willyyyyyyyyyyyyyy haaaaaaaannnnnnnnnn Come back home," Drogba remarked. The Ivorian also used a wink emoji and a blue heart in his tweet, the latter a reference to Willian's time in West London.
He responded to his initial tweet earlier this morning, confirming that the previous post was 'banter' between the two sides.
He couldn't resist another dig at The Gunners though, saying 'thank you agent Willian, your mission is over, like David Luiz and Petr Cech', who also represented both clubs.
This is not the first time this season that Drogba has teased Arsenal fans. Following The Blues' 2-0 win at The Emirates Stadium over a fortnight ago, he replied to a tweet from debutant Romelu Lukaku, which said 'LONDON is blue'.
Drogba responded with 'London has always been blue' and the hashtag #theprideoflondon.
London has always been blue :sweat_smile: great start my People @RomeluLukaku9 @ChelseaFC #theprideoflondon:blue_heart: https://t.co/FljAfpqdvt
- Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) August 22, 2021
The Ivorian had a stunning record of scoring against Arsenal whilst at Chelsea. In 15 appearances in all competitions, he scored a staggering 13 times, including a brace in the League Cup Final win of 2007 and a late clincher in the FA Cup Semi-Final of 2009.
Meanwhile, Willian's departure from the Premier League has sparked mass conversation about what is going on inside Mikel Arteta's Arsenal.
The 33 year old's agent Kia Joorabchian was scathing in his criticism of the club after Willian's move to Corinthians was confirmed, saying the player 'went for the project and the project wasn't there'.
He also defended his client's spell in North London, which amassed just the 1 goal in 25 Premier League appearances, arguing that 'Willian wasn't the problem' and questioning 'What player has gone to Arsenal recently and has not been a disaster?'.
Whilst Gooners have little to smile about at the moment, Drogba and others of a blue persuasion will be delighted with Thomas Tuchel's deadline day business.
The German managed to secure the services of Athletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saúl Ñíguez on a season long loan with an option to buy. The 26 year old was a vital part of Atheltico's title winning side last season and gives the club much needed depth in midfield.
With the way things are going for both clubs, expect even more shots from Drogba at Arsenal fans in the next few weeks and months.
They'll hurt just as much as his goals did.