Some players always have impacts against their former teams, making them wish they hadn't sold them in the first place. This happens a lot to the red side of north London.
Here are my top three 'I really wish we hadn't sold them' moments.
1) David Bentley | Tottenham vs Arsenal
He may not have had the most successful spell at the White Hart Lane, but he will always be remembered fondly by their fans for his sensational strike against bitter rivals, and his original club, Arsenal. The match was as exciting as the goal, finishing 4-4 with two late strikes for Spurs. However, the goal of the match came from the right foot of the Englishman who lashed in a volley from a full 40 yards, lobbing the keeper in the process. It was a stunner!
2) Emmanuel Adebayor | Manchester City vs Arsenal
The match finished 4-2 but it will always be remembered for Adebayor's goal and the subsequent celebration. At the time it was 2-1, Clichy lost the ball deep in his own half, it was crossed and Adebayor leapt well to head home. He then ran the whole pitch in order to celebrate in front of his tormentors, the Arsenal fans. Since then he has played for Tottenham and scored against the Gunners, before being sent off and giving Arsenal a 5-2 win.
3) Robin van Persie | Manchester United vs Arsenal
This summer, Arsenal's captain and talisman left to join bitter rivals, Manchester United. In his first match against his old team, he scored the opener, capitalising on a mistake by new Arsenal leader, Thomas Vermaelen. He cooly finished between the defender's legs and into the far corner. Arsenal must value him at more than the £24m they sold him for now!
For Arsenal's sake, they hopefully won't let any more players go that will come back to haunt them!
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