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Antonio Conte delivers honest verdict on Mikel Arteta ahead of London derby

Antonio Conte, Tottenham boss

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Antonio Conte has opened up on Mikel Arteta, claiming the Arsenal boss is doing a “really good job” at the Emirates Stadium.

Tottenham are set to face the Gunners in a London derby on Thursday. Ahead of the game, the Spurs’ boss met the media and shared his honest opinion about the opponents and their head coach.

“We are talking about an important game. Important for many different situations. First we are playing this game for an important target. For a place in the Champions League. This is first, to try to win this game,” Conte said, via Football London. 

“I also know the importance for our fans of this derby, the north London derby. This is the first time they’re playing this derby in their stadium with all the fans.

“We have to try to get three points against Arsenal. We are talking about a good team, a really well organised team. Arteta is doing a really good job. He’s had the possibility to work and improve his team.

“In this moment of the season it has to give us a big push.”

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