Alexander Hleb spent three seasons at Arsenal before earning a move to European giants Barcelona.
The midfielder was consistent during his spell in spell in London, and came agonisingly close to winning the Champions League and League Cup, finishing runner-up both times.
His performances attracted Barcelona, and he couldn’t turn down their services when they submitted a £12million bid to the Gunners in 2008.
Former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry had moved to Barcelona the summer before, and could see Hleb was struggling.
“Thierry comes to me and says, ‘You’ve lived in hotel for a long time, come and live with me’,” Hleb told The Telegraph.
“If we had a day off friends would come round, and it was easier for me to adapt. I lived there for a few months.
“We watched Arsenal games together and talked about everything. Henry helped me a lot.”