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Mikel Arteta showing he is ‘one of best in the world’, says Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino

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Mikel Arteta showing he is ‘one of best in world’, says Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino highlighted his respect for Mikel Arteta and believes the Arsenal manager is “one of the best in the world”.

Chelsea boss Pochettino faces off with his former Paris St Germain team-mate for the first time on the touchline when the Blues host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 21 October.

“We respect Arsenal, they are a great team,” Pochettino said.

“They have Mikel who is part of my family.

“It does not surprise me with what he’s doing. He’s great, he’s really young, he’s improving every day and he can be one of the greatest managers in the world. I’m going to be proud to see him.”

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