Glenn Hoddle has drawn a similarity between Arteta's Arsenal and Pochettino's Tottenham
Glenn Hoddle has similarity between Mikel Arteta’s current Arsenal side and Mauricio Pochettino’s old Tottenham Hotspur team.
Speaking on his podcast, the former Spurs manager claimed that neither side is in a mess, however, the Gunners are in slightly better shape than the Lilywhites.
Talking about how Pochettino’s men used to look, Hoddle claimed that Arteta’s young guns remind him of what Tottenham once were.
With the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Winks were cornerstones of the Spurs in seasons gone by.
When talking about the comparisons between the two sides, Hoddle said: “I think they’re very similar, but where Arsenal are slightly ahead of Tottenham is, do you remember when Pochettino put a group of young Spurs players in and they all grew together? Some were from the academy, others like Dele Alli were bought, but there was a youthfulness about this team.”
“That’s what Arsenal have got at the moment they’ve got five or six real good youngsters that are getting in the first-team and have first-team experience.”
Similarity: Hoddle’s claims over Arteta’s and Pochettino’s sides are good news
The former England manager’s claims are great news for those associated with the club.
Arteta has laid the foundations for a great side especially at the back where the Gunners conceded just 39 goals, the third-least goals in the division.
However, it’s the accumilation of young guns within the side which is the most exciting part of Arteta’s plans.
Whether on purpose or by accident, the Gunners have a raft of stars who can help build a team to last for years to come.
It’s similar to what the ‘brilliant’ Pochettino was building on the other side of north London, however, the only difference is the Reds have already won the trophy.
Last year’s FA Cup victory is already more than what the Paris Saint Germain manager achieved during his time with the Lilywhites.
The similarity between Arteta’s and Pochettino’s projects in north London are quite scary following Hoddle and his claims.
Both possessed young players with a thirst for high-pressing attacking football. However, the former Manchester City assistant manager already has an advantage in that he secured a trophy less than eight months into his project.
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