"I wouldn't say we were enemies. Enemies is a big word.
"I don't know Ferguson well enough to say that I am friends with him. But I respect him for what he has done and for what he is doing in the job. That's it.
"In the past sometimes it was hotter. The climate was a bit warmer!
"The managers have a responsibility to make first a football game.
"What is important is that this is a good football game and that we win. All the rest is less important."
And so the temperature will not be soaring to its old heights again? Wenger laughed and concluded: "I can't give any guarantees!"