Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will be treated with respect on his return to Arsenal, his former boss Arsene Wenger has said, reports the London Evening Standard. Wenger, however, said the player who quit the club for a reported fee of £24million to Premier League Champions Manchester United would not be shunned by his former employers.

"We will respect the players that have played for us a long time as we always have done and treat them well before and after the game," Wenger said.

"As a champion or not as a champion it is exactly the same.

"What I want is for us to have a good game and to beat them, it doesn't matter what kind of status they come with."