Arsenal welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates tomorrow for the eagerly anticipated North London Derby.


Gunners legend Ian Wright sat down for an exclusive interview with the Evening Standard ahead of the North London Derby tomorrow, and declared his admiration for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham head into the game at the Emirates three places and four points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League table, and would really hammer home their superiority over their bitter rivals with a victory.

Arsene Wenger has received somewhat harsh criticism from Gunners fans over the past few years, after having failed to deliver a Premier League title since 2004.

The Frenchman has won three FA Cups in the last four years, however – three more trophies than Pochettino has won at Spurs, yet the Argentine seems to escape any kind of criticism.

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Wright, who scored 185 goals for Arsenal, spoke exclusively to the Evening Standard, and shared what has especially impressed him about the Tottenham supremo:

“I do I like Pochettino, especially his man-management style. He can change a game, he makes the right substitutions, the players seem to have a genuine love for him.”

Whilst Pochettino is undoubtedly viewed as a more forward-thinking manager than Wenger now, he will certainly have to start winning trophies with Spurs, if he is to ever be considered in the same bracket as the Gunners chief.

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