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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