Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has described Arsene Wenger as one of the great managers ahead of their Premier League match-up on Sunday.
Palace take on Arsenal at Selhurst Park hoping to extend a poor start to the season for the Gunners, who suffered a shock defeat to West Ham on the opening weekend.
The pair clashed on the touchline in 2006 when Wenger took exception to Pardew celebrating a last-minute winner for West Ham, and Pardew has also criticised the Frenchman for failing to promote English players.
The Eagles boss insists those disagreements after now firmly in the past.
"On the touchline we all have run-ins - we've both been in this game a long time," he said.
"In my opinion he is one of the great managers, absolutely. I don't think we'd ever seen the type of football played in the Premier League before Arsene.
"He definitely educated coaches and managers in this country on the beauty of possession.
"He's a very brave manager to play the way he does week in week out and stick to the principles he has.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says he takes no satisfaction from seeing his new club overtake former employers Newcastle in the league.
Pardew has taken the Eagles from the relegation zone to now being one place above Newcastle.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew claims a winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will help England's chances and that the world of football must just deal with any disruption the change in dates will cause.
The final decision on the dates will be made by FIFA on March 20, and Pardew said playing in Qatar in the summer would not have been right.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct. The Football Association said an Independent Regulatory Commission ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.
The ban comes after he was involved in an incident in which he appeared to headbutt a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of a fixture on March 1.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged by the FA with improper conduct after headbutting a Hull City player.
The FA said it was a "non-standard case" because of its "serious, violent and/or aggressive nature."
Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.
Freddy Shepherd has told ITV News Tyne Tees that the controversy surrounding Alan Pardew's headbutt of Hull's David Meyler will follow him for the rest of his life.
Speaking about the incident, the former Newcastle United owner said: "He has got that for the rest of his life. That will be on his back for the rest of his life."
In the interview, Freddy Shepherd also made it clear that he does not want to see Alan Pardew lose his job.
Former England international and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Richard Keys took to social media to condemn Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who was fined £100,000 by his club after he appeared to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been fined £100,000 and received a formal warning from the club in relation to his behaviour at Hull, the north-east club have announced.
The club said they are "disappointed with the actions of its manager."
In a statement the club said: "His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United."