Antonio Conte’s record against Arsenal may worry Tottenham fans

The news that Antonio Conte could potentially be named as Tottenham‘s new manager has certainly been greeted with a fair amount of optimism from Spurs fans.

After all, the Italian has won titles at each of his last three clubs – Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

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Whilst Spurs are a fair way away from those sort of accolades at the moment, it is not unforeseeable for the club to be challenging at the very top end of the Premier League in a couple of seasons if Conte does get the job.

Wherever Conte goes, wins and success usually follows. However, when it comes to his head-to-head record against English clubs, there is one club that he has struggled against – Arsenal.

Conte’s record against Arsenal

In eight games against his potential future North London rivals, the Italian has won just once. He’s also had three draws and four losses.

The Emirates Stadium was famously the location when Conte ditched the four-at-the-back formation at half-time during his title-winning season at Chelsea, with the Blues 3-0 down.

From then onwards, they dropped points in just five of their remaining 32 games to march to the Premier League title. Conte also recorded his sole career victory over Arsenal with a 3-1 win.

Apart from that, though, he’s had a challenging time in his Arsenal rivalry. Chelsea lost the FA Cup final to the Gunners in 2017, as well as the Community Shield in August of the same year.

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The following season, the sides drew twice in the Premier League. Arsenal then secured victory in the EFL Cup via a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge and a 2-1 home victory. The Arsenal manager in charge for all those matches was, of course, Arsene Wenger.

One bonus for Spurs, at least, is their recent home record in the North London Derby. The club have won seven of the last 10 meetings when they have been the home side. Can Conte continue that good run if he is appointed Spurs boss?

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