Mauricio Pochettino has showered praise on Arsenal managerArsene Wenger ahead of this weekend’s North London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
“Arsenal are a great team. For me, there is no favourites in this type of game. He is a fantastic manager. I respect him a lot and admire him,” he told reporters.
“In a derby its difficult to see a favourite. If you see the history Arsenal were above Tottenham and he deserves a lot of credit for that. To stay in a club five years is because you are a good manager, if you stay 10 years it’s because you must be very good.
“To stay more than 20 years you must be special. I admire him a lot. He is a very special manager but of course he knows better than what a derby always is. In the last 22 years we have finished above Arsenal only one time, it’s a massive challenge for us to stay ahead of them
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League meetings with Arsenal.