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Tottenham boss Conte mocks Arteta after defeating Arsenal: He complains a lot

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte mocked counterpart Mikel Arteta after victory over Arsenal.

Gunners manager Arteta was upset with Rob Holding's dismissal as Spurs won 3-0.

"He complains a lot," Conte said of Arteta. "He has to focus more on his team. He has to focus more on his work.

"He has to continue to work because he's a very good [coach]. To hear someone complain all the time is not so good.

"At Liverpool [on Saturday] do you hear me complain about Fabinho and all the fouls? No. He can take my advice if he wants, but if not I don't care.

"I listen and he complains a lot. I think that he has to be more focused on his team and not to complain because he has just started his work. He has to be calm and try to continue to work. To listen to a coach complain a lot of the time is not good."

A win for Arsenal would have cemented their place in the top four but now the race is wide open.

Chelsea, who are third, are almost there with five points between them and Tottenham, leaving Antonio Conte's side and the Gunners most likely battling it out for fourth place.

Spurs host relegation-threatened Burnley on Sunday before finishing the season with a trip to relegated Norwich on Sunday, 22 May.

Arsenal's remaining fixtures are more tricky on paper as they head to Newcastle next Monday and conclude the campaign at home to Everton, who may still need a result to secure Premier League survival.

"We have two games to go. Everything is open," said Tottenham boss Conte.

"The confidence has to come from the work we are doing every day. For sure to win an important game against Arsenal, the importance of the game to our fans, has to give us confidence.

"When you win the confidence starts to increase but at the same time you have to not become presumptuous. This is the danger. I will try to keep the situation under control and push my players in the right way."

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