Before the Gunners' victory yesterday, Wenger told arsenal.com: "Our relationship is better. Why? Because I believe that over the years there is a respect there.
"But of course I relish still these battles [with Ferguson] because we are two fierce, passionate men and you know we are here to win football games.
"You do not last a long time in this job if you are not super-passionate about winning. We have that in common."