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Former Chelsea star ends two month goal drought ... with a brace

Arsenal have been linked with signing Salomon Kalou - and he has finally bagged another goal.

Last summer Chelsea decided that they would not offer a new contract to a number of players - one of which was Ivorian international Salomon Kalou.

The forward spent the majority of his time at Stamford Bridge playing second fiddle or out on the wing, despite considering himself a striker.

With that in mind, despite flashes of his ability, he never truly got off the mark for the club - and his stay in London is probably considered a disappointment.

He moved to France last summer with Lille on a Bosman deal and has so far not looked back.

After a slow start he finished last season in incredible form.

His form for Lille last season was impeccable - in particular in 2013.

Kalou played 15 times for Lille this year and scored an impressive 12 goals in that period - often as the lone front-man.

However this season has not been as goal-laden.

Kalou has not been firing goals for fun in 2013-14 - and in fact had not scored since the 5th October.

Despite that he continues to be linked with Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and West Ham mainly due to his £2.5 million release clause.

But his goal drought is over - and just like buses, two came at once.

He bagged two goals v Bastia today to claim a 2-1 win for Lille - and keep Lille within four points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Now he will hope to continue that form - and perhaps earn a move back to the Premier League…

image: © Ben Sutherland

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