Mauricio Pochettino claims he would have been open to an offer from Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have had a bitter rivalry in North London for some time now, a rivalry that Mauricio Pochettino was a big part of over the last half-decade.

Poch was in charge of the lilywhite side of North London for five and a half years, beating the Gunners on multiple occasions, much to the delight of the Spurs faithful.

Football fans know all too well how players are treated if and when they cross that North London divide, just ask Sol Campbell who is still labelled as Judas by Spurs fans.

However, with Pochettino out of work and Arsenal out of a manager over the past few weeks, could a possible shock move have been on the cards?

Arsenal have now appointed Arteta as their new manager, so Spurs fans can rest easy, but Pochettino has now revealed that he would have been open to an offer from the Gunners.

However, he did not reveal whether he would have actually accepted such an offer (Mirror): “No, when I say I am open, I am open, I cannot say that I am open but I’m closed to someone.

“It’s different if you receive an approach and you listen and say yes or no. That’s different.

“But you can’t say that I’m open but on that I am not open. You are open and then you are open. Anything can happen.

“When I say I am open, I am open to listen to any club.”

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