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Arsenal hero Lauren doesn't regret infamous Man Utd bust-up

Arsenal hero Lauren insists he harbours no regrets about the infamous bust-up with Manchester United in 2003.

Ruud van Nistlerooy arguably got Patrick Vieira sent off with a second yellow card, with Arsenal players then confronting the Dutchman after he missed a penalty in the 0-0 draw.

"People have asked me many times, "Would you do that again?." I always say 120 per cent I will do it,' he told the Handbrake Off podcast.

"I don't mind about the ban, the £40,000 fine. I don't care, as long as I protect the people I care for, the people I share the dressing room with, the people I love.

"Because I always said when I came to Arsenal, I feel like they are my family. We had a very great batch of people.

"We cared about each other on the pitch and outside of the pitch so I can consider Arsenal as my family, so therefore I will do whatever is necessary to protect my family.

"In this case against United away from home, I think I would do it every single year if it's necessary."

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