Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he still loves Arsenal and will never say anything "bad" about his former club.
The Spain international will again take on his old team mates when the Blues face the Gunners in Sunday's FA Community Shield at Wembley.
And they will both be strong favourites for the title when the Premier League kicks-off on August 8.
"The love I have for that club will never change whatever happens and what is most important are the memories I have with me from them," Fabregas is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
"The rest doesn't matter. I have great memories, love and respect for the club. You will never hear anything bad from me about them.
"[The title race?] There are four or five teams who can win it. We will see what happens but we know we will have to fight again.
"People will say United, City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea – there will always be divided opinions.
"What we have to do is maintain the levels of last season because all the teams will be better and that means we will be better so we can compete against them to do well.
"We have a good squad, let's see if a few players come in but we are happy with what we have and we will try and compete until the end."
Asked to comment on striker Falcao, Fabregas said: "We expect a lot from Falcao, he is a top player.
"He lacked confidence at United but hopefully he can get everything back now he is with Chelsea.
"He was one of the top three strikers in the world during his time in Spain and hopefully he can prove it again."