• Tottenham manager says leaders now face extra challenges
  • Conte says he ‘hates people that try to’ intimidate officials

Antonio Conte has turned up the heat on Arsenal, describing them as Premier League title favourites and warning them they face burgeoning levels of pressure. The Tottenham manager, who is preparing for Sunday’s derby against them, wants to see whether they can handle it.

Conte was also asked about the Football Association charges that Arsenal have drawn for failing to control their players in their past two games – Newcastle in the league and Oxford in the FA Cup. Amid a call for respect, he said that he hated people who tried to intimidate referees.

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