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However, when it comes to Spurs managers preparing for their first outings against Arsenal the history books don't read favourably.
No Tottenham boss in the last 20 years has won against Arsenal on their first trip across the city, with the Gunners inflicting seven defeats and dropping points on just two occasions.
Mail Sport looks back through the ages as Spurs prepare for another venture to the Emirates.
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Antonio Conte - October 2022: Loss 3-1
The Italian arrived with great expectations but succumbed to a 3-1 defeat in his first visit to the Emirates as Mikel Arteta's side ran riot.
The Spurs talisman hauled the visitors back onto level terms before Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka hammered home second-half winners.
Emerson Royal was sent off after the interval to conclude a miserable afternoon for Tottenham.
Antonio Conte arrived at Spurs with a fearsome reputation but could not avoid defeat on his first trip to the Emirates
Nuno Espirito Santo, September 2021: Loss 3-1
He only lasted 17 matches during a 124-day managerial reign at Tottenham, but one of the seven defeats Santos suffered was against arch-rivals Arsenal.
Spurs found themselves three goals down after just 34 minutes as Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal supporters bragging rights.
Current Tottenham captain Son Heung-min scored a late consolation goal as the visitors left the Emirates empty-handed after a one-sided loss.
Nuno Espirito Santo only lasted 17 matches during a 124-day managerial reign at Tottenham that included a defeat to Arsenal
Jose Mourinho, March 2021: Loss 2-1
Mourinho loves the big occasion and always knows how to rile the crowd in a derby setting, but his first outing against Arsenal failed to convince.
Tottenham arrived for a late Sunday kick-off largely tipped as favourites with the 10th-placed hosts going through a torrid period and Mikel Arteta under pressure to start getting results.
It was all going swimmingly for Mourinho as Erik Lamela netted an audacious Rabona goal to put Spurs ahead, but Martin Odegaard levelled just before half time and Alexandre Lacazette completed the turnaround from the spot in the second half.
After scoring the opening goal, Lamela went from hero to villain as he was sent off in the closing stages, ending Tottenham's chances of a comeback.
Jose Mourinho (right) watched as his Arsenal side conceded their lead and lost to Arsenal
Mauricio Pochettino, September 2014: Draw 1-1
Once loved by Tottenham supporters, now public enemy number one after taking over at Chelsea in the summer and declaring his love for the Blues, Mauricio Pochettino was one of only two managers to salvage a point in his first away match against Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger was entering the final years of his Arsenal career and was strongly tested at home by a Tottenham side looking to get their season going after a mixed start.
Nacer Chadli put Pochettino's young