By Chris Harris
You might struggle to predict the score or scorers on Saturday but you can put your hat on this: Patrick Vieira will get a rapturous reception at Emirates Stadium.
The Arsenal legend returns to North London in the colours of Manchester City and the mere sight of the big man will trigger memories of powerhouse midfield performances and trophy after trophy.
Vieira left Arsenal in 2005 - his final touch for the Club clinched the FA Cup Final against Manchester United - but he remains a hero to those who watched him during his nine-year spell at Highbury.
Of course, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor are also back to face their former club this weekend and Wenger hopes they all enjoy a friendly welcome.
"You want all three to get a good reception," noted the manager. "We want to show some style and quality like we have at Arsenal, be above all the rest and show some gratitude to the players who played for the Club."
But Wenger knows that a special reception will be reserved for the captain of the ‘Invincibles'. And he understands why.
"I remember the fierce fighter he was and what remains in my memory when I arrived here is when we played at Wimbledon, who at the time were [a traditional] Wimbledon [team].
"People tried to impress Patrick and they hit the wall. That was the most impressive thing.
"England 1996 was not England 2010, there were not many foreign players. When people saw him handling the physical game like he did and adding the quality he had and being afraid of nobody, that remains forever in your head.
"Straight away it was amazing how quickly he gained respect here."

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23 Apr 2010