As Antonio Conte appointed Tottenham boss, Italian’s concerning record against Arsenal highlighted
Antonio Conte named Tottenham boss
Tottenham have, less than 48 hours after sacking Nuno Espirito Santo, announced the signing of their new manager.
That man is Antonio Conte, who was out of work after departing Inter Milan over the summer.
During his stint with Inter, Conte was able to put an end to Juventus’ reign of dominance over the Serie A by winning the league title last season.
Before that, Conte had previously honed his craft in the Premier League with Chelsea, who he won the league title and FA Cup with.
As a result, expectations are no doubt high amongst the Lilywhite faithful regarding their new boss, who has signed an initial contract until 2023:
✍️ We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our Head Coach on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 2, 2021
Antonio Conte’s record against Arsenal highlighted
Whilst Conte should, given his track record at both Inter and Chelsea, improve the north London outfit and potentially put an end to their over a decade-long trophy drought, there is one potential issue with Conte that Spurs fans may be concerned with.
That is, of course, Conte’s record against Tottenham’s bitter rivals, Arsenal.
Conte has faced Arsenal on plenty of occasions due to his stint as Chelsea boss. However, his record against the Gunners was less than impressive.
As reported by football.london, during his stint at Stamford Bridge, Conte faced Arsenal on eight occasions, winning just once in the process whilst also losing the 2017 FA Cup final to the Gunners.