Antonio Conte will hope to leapfrog Arsenal on the Premier League table when the two clubs meet on Saturday at Emirates Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspurs are currently third in the Premier League with 17 points and still unbeaten in the Premier League after eight games. The Gunners are on top of the Premier League with 18 points. Mikel Arteta’s side has lost one match this season. Their only defeat in the Premier League was against Manchester United.
The last time Mikel Arteta’s side lost a Premier League game at Home was against Brighton in April 2022. Conte will hope to break this record when the two sides face off in the London Derby.
Conte has admitted that Arsenal looks like a great side with the addition of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Fabio Viere. The Italian coach seems not surprised by Arsenal’s fantastic start to the season.
What did Antonio Conte say?
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the North London, Antonio Conte said: “You know very well that this is the eighth game we are going to play. We have just started this league.
“For sure, Arsenal has had a fantastic start. They lost only one game against Manchester United. They are showing to be a really good team.
“I think in the summer they made good signings for them and improved a team that, don’t forget, they were four points up on us with three games left last season.
“It means that we are talking about a really good team, and last season we did a really good job to overcome them in the last three games.
“But at the same time, I know the quality of this team. I know they are working with Mikel Arteta for many years. They are really well organized.
“I said last season, Arteta for me is a really good coach. He’s young but he can have in front of him a great career.
“We know that Arsenal is one of the six teams that try to take the best position in the Premier League.”
Antonio Conte also disclosed that he has watched some episodes of Arsenal’s Amazon Documentary All or Nothing, but he has yet to finish all the documentaries.
“To be honest, I didn’t finish watching it, but for sure in the future, I will finish this documentary. I did the same with Tottenham, Manchester City, and Juventus because I’m really curious to understand the way to manage the situation for the coach, “the Italian added.
“I think it was really, really interesting, but Arsenal documentary I started, but didn’t finish but in the future, for sure I will finish. I think it’s positive because this documentary shows behind the scenes. Sometimes I think it’s positive to bring us out of our world.”