Birmingham City midfielder Sebastian Larsson can hardly wait for the return visit of his former club to St Andrew's next weekend.
But pleasantries will be the only thing Larsson will offer to his former Arsenal team-mates when they arrive in Birmingham - for his warm welcome will not extend past kick-off when he aims to try and beat his former employers and secure three points for Blues.
Arsenal are currently five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and their multi-million stadium is a place which would fill most visiting teams with dread but Blues managed a commendable draw at the Emirates the last time the two sides met.
That and the fact Blues earned a 1-1 draw with West Ham at Upton Park last weekend, Larsson believes, should fill Alex McLeish's side with confidence and he feels they can go out and cause a real shock.
The draw with the Hammers lifted Blues out of the bottom three and Larsson says that should now be the perfect platform for Blues to try and turn around their indifferent season.
He said: "The draw with West Ham was a positive result as they have been doing well and we haven't picked up too many points away from home. It was a good point for us.
"A lot of people might say that when they got a man sent off, why didn't we go for it?
"But we have conceded a lot of goals in the last couple of minutes and we knew that a draw away from home to West Ham wasn't bad.
"All the points are important so we needed to make sure that we didn't concede again late on.
"We felt very solid and maybe that will give us the platform in the next game to go for it a bit more."
Arsenal are currently pushing well ahead of second-placed Manchester United and should be at full strength with all of their players back from their recent African Cup of Nations exploits.
Larsson continued: "We did really well at the Emirates earlier this season with that 1-1 draw and that gives us that little bit of confidence. Of course we know it's going to be an unbelievably tough game but they have to come to us, it's on our turf and hopefully we can produce a good result.
"I have said all along, since the season started, that I think Arsenal are going to win the league but obviously I think they're going to have a setback next weekend!"