Bent may have played for Tottenham Hotspur but he remains an Arsenal fan.

Darren Bent has revealed he was ‘hurt’ by Arsenal’s loss to Sheffield United and claimed it was a ‘low point’ for him as a Gunners fan.

Bent – for whom Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur, once paid £22 million according to Transfermarkt – played for multiple English sides before his retirement earlier this year, but never the one he supported.

And despite there now being no club allegiance to stop him from cheering on the Gunners, the 35-year-old has had little to shout about since then – especially with Tottenham having reached a Champions League final and finished above their north London neighbours for the third time running.

Lys Mousset’s first-half goal condemned Unai Emery’s side to defeat against newly-promoted Sheffield United on Monday.

And speaking on Talksport‘s Drive show earlier today (Tuesday), Bent described Arsenal’s display as ‘lacklustre’, adding: “I remember sitting there, watching it, just thinking, this is going to be one of those nights. You could just tell because Arsenal seemed to have no energy, no creativity. There were no ideas, no plan B.

“They kept trying to play out from the back, which we know they’re struggling to do. They were getting penned in, they were giving the ball away, giving away needless throw-ins.

“There was no leadership, no organisation. And, for me, that was a real low point for being an Arsenal fan, last night.

“Obviously being an Arsenal fan, it hurts.”

Despite their Sheffield United setback, Arsenal are just two points adrift of the top four places, and remain ahead of Tottenham in the table.

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