Ivorian played for the Gunners between 2002 and 2009.
Former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure says that he is determined to show the north London club that they made a big mistake by letting him go when he returns to the Emirates with his current side Liverpool this weekend, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The experienced Ivory Coast international played for the Gunners with great success for seven years after head coach Arsene Wenger had first brought Toure to the Premier League back in 2002.
And under the Frenchman’s management, Toure won the Premier League and two FA Cups in the capital, registering 14 goals and 12 assists in total in his 326 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, including nine strikes and nine assists in his 225 league outings.
However, after falling out with club captain William Gallas, the 32-year-old was then offloaded to Manchester City in July 2009 for a fee of £14m, with Toure agreeing a four-year deal at Eastlands, before then joining the Merseyside giants last summer on a free transfer.
Now, though, the versatile defender says that he wants to prove to Wenger, the club and its fans that they were wrong to sell him to City four years ago by helping Brendan Rodgers’s side beat Arsenal at the Emirates in their much-anticipated Premier League clash on Saturday evening.
“It is where I started playing football. They gave me a chance to come here (to England),” said Toure.
“It is always special playing against them but at the same time I want to show them they made a mistake in letting me go.
“I think it is going to be a great game for me. It is always a great time for me when I play against the club I used to play for.
“I will try my best to show them I am a great player – but for my team first as that is most important.”