Antonio Conte makes admission about Arsenal after Chelsea draw

Antonio Conte admits that he is a keen admirer of Arsenal's team after the goalless draw with Chelsea on Sunday

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte has admitted that he considers Arsenal to be one of the top teams in England after the Gunners held Chelsea to a goalless draw on Sunday.

The north London side battled hard against Conte’s men at Stamford Bridge in their Premier League encounter as they earned a deserved point from the game.

Arsenal earned plenty of praise for an improved performance as they picked up their first away point of the season following defeats by Stoke and Liverpool last month.

And Chelsea manager Conte admits that he is full of respect for the north London side after the battling game against the Blues.

Conte told his post-match news conference at Stamford Bridge on Sunday: “Sometimes people forget that Arsenal are one of the top six in England.

“We know the type of game we had to face. Arsenal is a really good team, they are a strong team and have a lot of top players.”

Arsenal, who finished fifth last season, return to Premier League action next week with a home clash against West Bromwich Albion.

Conte, meanwhile, is gearing his side up for their crunch clash against Stoke at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the Blues look to return to winning ways.

The Italian manager is hoping to steer Chelsea to another Premier League title triumph this season after they finished top of the table in his first campaign in charge at the club last term.

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