Chelsea star Michael Essien scores an embarrassing own goal - by being pictured in an Arsenal shirt, reports The Sun.

The midfielder, 25, who earns £90,000 a week, was snapped in the top of his London rivals on a trip to his native Ghana.

Essien explained his Gunners gaffe saying: "The shirt is one I swapped with Emmanuel Adebayor after a game last season.

"I gave it to my pal Eric. A girl asked for a photo. I didn't want to do it bare-chested - so Eric lent me the shirt."