Samir Nasri should have just followed the Man City in the bus to the Emirates, instead the Frenchman opted to walk to the stadium, a decision which backfired as he was heckled and at one point even accosted by angry home support.
He was there as a fan, though, due to the suspension he received for a red card a Norwich last month.
But springing to his defence was, of all people, former team-mate Marouane Chamakh, himself far from popular at the Emirates, and currently on loan at West Ham.
As the stadium comes into focus on the amateur footage, one man made for the France forward only to be yanked away by the tall Moroccan.
The pair then swiftly disappeared into the belly of the stadium.