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Lucas Moura was the hero on Wednesday night that helped Spurs reach their first Champions League final but the north London team actually have Arsenal manager Unai Emery to thank for their win over Ajax.
There was a widely shared sentiment on both Tuesday and Wednesday night that if you don't love the two Champions League comebacks then you don't love football.
It's a nice idea of course, the two games were as dramatic and incredible as football, sport, life gets, but ask any Everton or Arsenal fan how much they 'loved' seeing Liverpool's comeback against Barcelona and Spurs' comeback against Ajax, respectively, and I doubt they'd be too happy.
Arsenal fans especially wouldn't want to see their rivals become European champions, especially as they've never done it themselves, as Everton have seen their rivals do it five times before.
Those in the red half of north London were probably already feeling pretty terrible but then they started to realise that their manager, Unai Emery, was the man who sold Spurs' hat-trick hero Lucas Moura to Mauricio Pochettino's side when Emery was in charge of PSG.
When fans of both sides started working out the connection between the two clubs it's fair to say they reacted in different ways:
I have just been informed that Unai Emery sold Lucas Moura to Spurs. I. Am. On. The. Floor. DEAD.- Simply (@Simply_Spurs) May 8, 2019
Emery sold Lucas Moura to Spurs only to end up as an Arsenal manager to see the same player take Spurs in the CL Final. pic.twitter.com/ZI9HdKCKuZ- Alok Badri (@alok_TTID) May 8, 2019
Just a quick reminder that Lucas Moura cost us 25m and Unai Emery sold him to us. pic.twitter.com/OjBj5wkfgi- THFC (@RealDGGHD) May 9, 2019
Unai Emery sold us Lucas & that little Brazilian fucker got us to the Champions League final.. pic.twitter.com/83pxaKj4tP- Craig Arnott (@C_Arnott14) May 9, 2019
Unai Emery judged Lucas Moura not good enough :thumbsup::joy:- TAS:large_blue_circle::white_circle: (@coys100) May 8, 2019
Just remembered Emery is the one who sold Lucas Moura to Spurs pic.twitter.com/j53OnfqXZM- OD (@demi___o) May 8, 2019
Who sold Lucas Moura to Tottenham?- Big C :spy:♂️ (@FlexInTheCity) May 8, 2019
Get this terrorist Emery out my fucking club.
Wenger selling Ox to liverpool to finish Spurs in CL whilst Emery sold Lucas to spurs to help them win it. The levels truly are staggering- ° (@afcdomo) May 9, 2019
Emery got rid of Lucas from PSG?:sleepy:- Muhammad Adam :globe_with_meridians: (@moehadam) May 8, 2019
Took me until now to realise it was Emery who sold Lucas Moura pic.twitter.com/U5Ci2TJuME- AH (@LehmannsTerms_) May 8, 2019
Emery might be forgiven if he manages to win the Europa League with Arsenal this season, this article was written before their second leg against Valencia, and if Moura somehow messes up in the final to gift the win to Liverpool.
The Brazilian winger was signed by PSG in 2013 but in January 2018 he was deemed surplus to requirements and became a Spurs player, and is still their most recent signing.
Some have suggested the former Sevilla manager sold the winger to make room for Neymar but the former Barcelona man had joined six months prior and wanted his countryman to stay.
Arsenal fans will hope they never see a repeat of Wednesday's scenes and right now they'll barely be able to look at their own manger.
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