'It felt just like training': Blackpool's Marc Bola on his memorable return to face old club Arsenal at the Emirates

Blackpool's Marc Bola says it was a great experience for him to return to North London to face his former club Arsenal.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 2:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 3:08 pm
Blackpool's Marc Bola in action at the Emirates
Blackpool's Marc Bola in action at the Emirates

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The left back, who prior to joining Blackpool had been with Arsenal since the age of 13, played the full 90 minutes in last night's narrow 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat.

When asked about the experience of facing the club he supports in front of 48,000 people at the Emirates, Bola said: “I wouldn’t say it was difficult, it was exciting.

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"It felt just like training as I’ve known these boys for so long.

“It was just good to get out there with the boys at my dream club, it was a great experience for me.

“Everybody came and lent their love and support."