Tottenham and Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Ian Holloway comments

Unai Emery the Arsenal Head Coach greets Mauricio Pochettino the Manager of Tottenham before the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur are more attractive than Arsenal for young players due to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino - according to Ian Holloway.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal has his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March...

A number of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal fans have clashed on Twitter following Ian Holloway's comments on which of the two North London clubs he believes would appeal more to young players.

In conversation with talkSPORT, the outspoken coach claimed that Spurs are a more attractive proposition than the Gunners thanks to the fact that the Lilywhites have Mauricio Pochettino in the dugout.

Although Holloway acknowledges that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a "brilliant" manager, he thinks there is something about Pochettino that "would make me want to die for him", thus giving Tottenham the edge in terms of player recruitment.

 

“If I was a young player right now I would probably go to Spurs, because of their manager,” Holloway said on Friday’s Sports Breakfast.

“Mr Emery has a fantastic record and is a brilliant manager, but for me there’s something about Pochettino that would make me want to die for him. He’s got those eyes, he’s trustworthy and for a player it’s all about wanting to do that.”

As noticed by talkSPORT, there has been debate online about whether Arsenal new-boys William Saliba and Dani Ceballos snubbed interest from Tottenham to join Unai Emery's side or whether Spurs did the snubbing, in turn prompting the two to join the Gunners.

Here is some of what's been said on social media regarding Holloway's comments:

This summer, Spurs broke their club record to recruit Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele as well as signing - and immediately loaning back - Leeds United's Jack Clarke.

Unai Emery the Arsenal Head Coach greets Mauricio Pochettino the Manager of Tottenham before the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on...

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