Gary Neville has admitted that Arsenal was the club he would have liked to have joined as a player if he had been forced to leave Manchester United.
The Sky Sports pundit spent 19 years at Old Trafford between 1992 and 2011, with much of his career spent battling fierce rivals Arsenal.
Between Arsene Wenger arriving at Highbury in 1996 and Jose Mourinho arriving at Chelsea in 2004, the Gunners and Manchester United were the two dominant sides in English football.
During this period of dominance there were plenty of flashpoints between the two clubs, although it appears there was also a large amount of respect between the players and coaches of either side.
Speaking to Sky Sports this week, Neville said that if he was forced to leave Old Trafford he would have liked to have moved to Arsenal.
Following the rather surprising admission by the former England man, plenty of Arsenal fans reacted to the quotes on Twitter.
Gary Neville on the club he would have like to have joined had United no longer wanted him: "#Arsenal would be number one. You used to go to Highbury, you could just feel the tradition of the place, & I just felt they always did things the right way" pic.twitter.com/0NIzkEslLa
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) April 2, 2020
Here are some of the best responses…
Big man G Nev was a Gooner at heart.
— Sam (@SK_arsenal) April 2, 2020
Always knew he was gooner growing up
— Andy GOATREAL (@17afctweet) April 2, 2020
Man like gary
— DeanzAFC (@Deanz995) April 2, 2020
This guy has said better things about arsenal than our own club legend thierry henry
— Supaman Dah O’ (@SheiduAbdellah) April 2, 2020
Gooner at heart
— LP (@lapierre__) April 2, 2020
Would’ve loved to see him lay into Ruud van Nistelrooy the way he kicked Reyes around.
— Jeremy Cowan (@theanarthrous) April 3, 2020
Take him over dixon/ eboue wouldnt ya
— Aaron Perrin (@A_L_P__) April 2, 2020