Mauricio Pochettino says crazy Arsenal celebration was compliment to Spurs

MAURICIO POCHETTINO reckons OTT celebrations from Premier League opponents are not disrespectful – but a sign Tottenham are now a BIG club.

Even though it’s 10 years since they last won a major trophy, Spurs have emerged from rival Arsenal’s shadow and become regular Champions League qualifiers.

Mauricio Pochettino says crazy Arsenal celebration was compliment to Spurs4 Two-goal hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the celebrations as Arsenal turned a 2-1 derby deficit into a 4-2 feast of joy for the hosts at the Emirates

Arsenal fans and players went ballistic on Sunday as they enjoyed only their SECOND North London win in nine league meetings.

Some celebrations got out of hand, especially after Eric Dier’s provocative finger-shushing gesture, and both clubs will now have to justify their actions to the FA.

But rather than get upset, Poch sees the Gunners unbridled joy as a badge of honour.

Pochettino said: “What that shows first of all is the respect they have for us.

Mauricio Pochettino says crazy Arsenal celebration was compliment to Spurs4 Mauricio Pochettino takes it as a compliment when big rivals celebrate wildly against his Spurs side, as the Gunners did on sunday

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