Hughes has had his fair share of run-ins with opposing bosses during his time in management but the former Manchester City boss is looking forward to facing a man he considers 'an outstanding manager'.
"I don't think I've had any disagreements (with Wenger)," he said. "I have maybe questioned how long he has thrown the ball back into play sometimes.
"I have the utmost respect for Arsene Wenger, he is a fantastic manager. Every time you go up against a top manager in the Premier League it is a huge test so I'm looking forward to the challenge of going up against one of the outstanding managers of our time."