Ange Postecoglou’s brutal response to ‘passionate’ Arsenal comment ahead of first North London Derby

Arteta can become the second Arsenal manager to win each of his first four home North London derbies, emulating Terry Neill between 1977 and 1980.
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Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou says there is no point comparing his journey to that of Arsenal's Mikel Arteta as no two managers are the same in the game.

Spurs are building from scratch again with new manager Postecoglou who has wowed a lot of fans due to his charisma and uncompromising style of attacking football.

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The best start to a season in 50 years has also helped with the Lilywhites on a four-game winning run that has included wins against Manchester United and come from behind win against Sheffield United.

The true measure of their strength will be gauged by how they perform against an Arsenal side that came second last season, have the same points as them and looking to challenge Manchester City for the title again.

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou will have a taste of his first North London derby and says it was clear to see from the onset that Mikel Arteta is a passionate manager even when he was at Manchester City.

He is quoted by the Evening Standard ahead of the game tomorrow: “I spent a week at City when I first got the Yokohama job because they were part of the [City Football] Group and were generous enough to invite me in,” Postecoglou said. “I didn’t speak to anyone but I observed training and you could see then how passionate Mikel was about the game and that he was itching to become a manager himself.

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“Tim Cahill was always speaking very highly of him both as a player and as a person. He’s had a different journey but he’s made the impact.

“In terms of similarities… I’m 58, he’s whatever. I’ve had 26 years, he’s five years into it. He’s managed in one country, I’ve managed in a few. I’m not sure how he’s got a great head of hair… He’s a lot fitter than I am. I don’t know mate, there’s not a lot of threads I can sort of join between us.”

Tottenham are seeking their 200th Premier League away victory.