Whenever Arsène Wenger and Alan Pardew face each other, memories of a touchline spat in 2006 are evoked.

Tensions were high pitchside at Upton Park and Pardew’s exuberant celebration riled the Arsenal boss, who pushed a gloating Pardew away and was charged by the FA.

A £10,000 fine might not seem like a lot but, really, it was a little over the top.

Things have since calmed down between the pair, who seem to respect each other, and Wenger isn’t worried there will be an altercation this time around.

“I believe that the alerts are still there sometimes but the Emirates is quieter because the distance between the two managers is quite good, you need to spring to have a go at each other!On that front, the danger isn’t too big.”

“On that front, the danger isn’t too big.”

The game isn’t quite so intense now Arsenal are, realistically, out of the title race. Palace, meanwhile, are all but safe from relegation.So no fiery affair between the two head coaches this weekend.

However, with both managers under pressure from fans, maybe we could see another fiery affair between the two of them this weekend.