Arsene Wenger has urged the Arsenal boo-boys to lay off former captain Cesc Fabregas when he makes his first return to Emirates Stadium for Chelsea on Sunday.
Fabregas left the north London club in controversial circumstances when he joined Barcelona back in 2011 following a memorable eight-year spell with the north London club.
Wenger turned down the chance to re-sign the Spanish international last summer and he eventually joined Chelsea for £30m.
Fabregas has been instrumental in helping the west London club secure their position at the top of the Premier League and they need just two victories to clinch the title.
The 27-year-old seems certain to receive a hostile reception on his return to north London, but Wenger feels the Arsenal fans should remember him for all the good times he had at the club.
Wenger said: "The regret I have is that he wanted to leave. We had a big influence on his life and I would be uncomfortable having to justify why he is not here.
"It should be the other way around and you should ask him the question.
"I want every player to be respected and when Cesc comes on Sunday to the Emirates he should be respected like he deserves it."