Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has expressed high regard for Mikel Arteta and his technical team before facing Arsenal this weekend.
Spurs will welcome Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday as the Premier League leaders, a position that Arsenal should envy as bitter rivals.
So despite Arsenal’s poor league form of three games without a win, Jose was asked to literally rate Arteta and his technical team.
“I don't know them all so it is very hard to say that," he answered.
"Is he (Mikel Arteta) a good coach? A talented coach? He has already won an important competition in the first few months of his career.
"We can't deny that, and to be at Arsenal you have to be good and if you are not then you are not there.
"So yes, Mikel (Arteta) is a good coach but I want to respect the others, especially the ones I don't know well and are probably very talented,” concluded the Portguese legend.
Meanwhile, both Spurs and Arsenal have Europa league duties on Thursday evening, with the Gunners hosting Rapid Wien, while Spurs travel to Austria to battle LASK.