Man Utd Guard of Honor for Champions : Arsenal v Manchester United
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Wenger has confirmed that his team will give 2012-13 Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United a guard of honor before the match at Emirates Stadium. United gave Arsenal a similar service in May 1991. Wenger's title-winning side were also granted a guard of honor by Liverpool at Anfield in May 1998.
Sunday’s match will mark the first time that United's Robin van Persie, the former Arsenal forward, will return to the club where he played before being sold last summer. Wenger has called upon his club's fans to treat the new champions and the Dutchman with respect.
"First of all I am French and work in England and I want the English tradition to be respected," said Wenger. "When you work somewhere abroad, you have to respect the culture of the country. That is part of the tradition of English football and I want that of course to be respected.
"I hope, yes, that it will happen to us next year. But we are guided by the fact that we want to win our last four games and that is the next one. We know it is a difficult hurdle for us. Will it add something to our motivation? I don’t know.
"We respect Robin van Persie like every other player who has left and comes back. I want the player to be respected. He is a massive talent with world-class technique and huge experience with the national team and in the Champions League. I had no doubt he'd adapt.
"Arsenal had a positive impact on the life and career of Robin van Persie. You always miss a big player but now we are stabilised. We are on a very strong run. We have a good level of confidence and a great desire."
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