Arsene Wenger respects Rafa Benitez. Some might even go as far as to say that he likes the Spaniard. He likes how dignified he is. Plus, it must be remembered that his enemy’s enemy is his friend.
Benitez has a history of locking horns with Jose Mourinho, as does Wenger. The pair might have to duel with the Special One next season but for now it’s a vitriol-free zone. All chums here.