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Three reasons why Arsenal should not be worried about Antonio Conte joining Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager and some Arsenal fans on social media seem worried.

The Italian is undoubtedly a world-class manager. He’s a proven winner having won league titles in each of his last three clubs. If there’s one man who can end Spurs’ trophy drought, it’s probably him.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal absolutely battered Nuno’s Tottenham in September but games against Conte’s Spurs side will probably not be as easy as that one. However, there’s no reason why we should be worried about this appointment.

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Three reasons why Arsenal should not be worried about Antonio Conte joining Tottenham

Conte’s record against Arsenal is embarrassing

Conte’s Chelsea won the Premier League and he deserves a ton of credit for that. However, during his time in England, he had little to no luck against the mighty Gunners.

The Italian managed to win just one of his eight games against us in all competitions. If he was that poor with a superior Chelsea side against a “finished” Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, what can he possibly do with this average Tottenham squad?

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Average squad plus Daniel Levy

Remove Harry Kane and Son Heing-min from Tottenham’s side and they’re probably as good as our under-23’s. Conte will have to rebuild to have any chance of success, but will Daniel Levy allow him to do that?

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Has there ever been a Tottenham manager who hasn’t had some sort of fallout with Levy? History suggests that the Spurs chairman will not bow down to his managers’ demands. If he does that with Conte, the Italian won’t fancy staying there for a long time.

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The history of Tottenham

A great man named Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus once explained why Tottenham are a side who will never be taken seriously by their opponents.

After beating Spurs at Wembley, Chiellini said: “It’s the history of the Tottenham. They always create many chances and score so much but, in the end, they miss always something to arrive at the end. We believe in history.”

Zero trophies in over 5000 days tell the world everything they need to know about Spurs. Conte will surely give them the best chance of success, but if ‘the history of the Tottenham’ is anything to go by, Arsenal fans have nothing to worry about.

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