The Ivory Coast international left the Emirates to join Manchester City in 2009.
"It is where I started playing football. They gave me a chance to come here (to England)," he said. "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."
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