​Ahead of north London derby Tottenham boss Mourinho lauds Arsenal counterpart Arteta | OneFootball

​Ahead of north London derby Tottenham boss Mourinho lauds Arsenal counterpart Arteta

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta is a "talented" coach and the Gunners FA Cup triumph in August is evidence of his quality.

However Arsenal go into Sunday's north London derby, amid the most difficult period of his 12-month reign at the Emirates, with the Gunners 14th in the Premier League having scored just five goals in their last eight league matches.

But Mourinho told Sky Sports News: "He is a good coach. He is a talented coach. He won already an important competition in the first few months of his career; that we cannot deny.

"To be the Arsenal coach, you have to be good - if you are not good, you are not there.

"So yes, I think Mikel is a good coach but I want to respect the others - especially the others that I don't know well and probably are also very talented."

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