Arsenal welcomed an old face back to The Emirates on Monday night as Bacary Sagna lined up in a Manchester City shirt.
He did not feature in the fixture at the stadium last year, and this was not a happy return for the Frenchman.
Despite his last game for the club ending by lifting the 2014 Premier League trophy, Sagna was booed by a section of the support in Monday's game.
His exit has proved a blessing in disguise for Arsenal, who have seen Hector Bellerin emerge as his successor.
Last night in comparison though Sagna held his own, with his performance matching up well with the Spaniard.
Sagna was the more attacking of the two, managing 22 passes in the final third compared to Bellerin, creating three chances.
Defensively he will have been disappointed at the way countryman Olivier Giroud was able to score what would prove to be the game's winning goal, which gives Arsenal a four point lead over City.
Sagna left Arsenal for City because he felt he would have a better chance of winning a Premier League title, but this is looking like a gamble which may not pay off.
Last season he barely featured as City surrendered their title to Chelsea, and while this time around he has been more involved, his side have already suffered five league defeats and need a real improvement heading into the second half of the campaign.