Arsenal legend Tony Adams concedes he and former teammate Lauren never were friends.
Adams and Lauren were teammates for two seasons and featured in the same side that won a prestigious domestic double for Arsenal in the 2001/02 season.
Adams told The Micky & Woody Show: "I realised that the make-up of the dressing room is all different and we had a lot of foreigners come into the game in our time, different cultures and different languages.
"It's lucky I did clean up and get a bit of recovery because if I'd put that animal back into that with all those people I would have just come up against it all the time.
"We had a full-back from Africa, Lauren. He was African Footballer of the Year, an awesome player and he just didn't like me and I didn't like him but we've got to get a working relationship and luckily I had someone else to talk to that I actually worked this thing through and was able to work for myself to stay free and to go: 'Okay, this is it.'
"I'm not going to go for a cup of tea with him and we're not talking now. But at the time I needed a working relationship with the guy, I needed to interact with him, I needed to communicate with him in some way."
Discussing his disagreements with his old teammate, Adams continued: "I realised later on that his wife was having a really bad time.
"I think she was really ill and you go, 'Oh, Jesus Christ! I thought he was just a miserable so-and-so!'
"But you don't communicate this stuff and you see this guy walking around, arrogant and detached from the group, and you can come to judgements that are not true."