Kenny Sansom back to see Palace against Arsenal

Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace fullback Kenny Sansom will be at Selhurst Park today.

Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace fullback Kenny Sansom will be at Selhurst Park today.

Palace and Arsenal were among many who reached out to Sansom after the shock revelation three months ago that he had been sleeping rough after a long fight with alcohol and gambling addictions.

The Professional Footballers’ Association played a leading role, helping him through detox and finding him a home. Sansom has been sober for two months and is touched by the incredible response to his plight.

"I’m looking forward to watching two teams that I played for, in which I had fantastic times," 55-year-old Sansom told the Daily Mail.

"Crystal Palace was where I started my career and spent four great years. We were called the “Team of the Eighties” back then and I love the club. Then I signed for Arsenal in 1980 in a very strange move. Arsenal signed Clive Allen and he only played in two friendlies and then he came to Palace and I went to Arsenal in a swap.

"My heart will be in both camps. So it will be a tough match to watch but a fantastic score draw would be a great result for me. My grandson Michael is going to be one of the mascots so that will be nice for him."

 
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