One team in London? Chelsea boss Conte responds to Wenger jibe regarding Alexis future

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With the Arsenal manager boldly claiming that the Gunners are "the only team in London", his counterpart at Stamford Bridge has offered a riposte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he respects all London clubs after Arsene Wenger's jibe that there is only one team in the capital.

Following quotes from Alexis Sanchez suggesting he wants to play in London for a winning side, leading to rumours of Premier League title hopefuls Chelsea making a move, the Arsenal manager insisted he was not worried as the Gunners are "the only team in London".

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Conte, however, opted not to react to Wenger's barb during his pre-match media conference ahead of this weekend's clash with Crystal Palace.

The Italian instead spoke of his respect for other clubs based in the capital, particularly ahead of another London derby.

"I didn't know [that there is one team in London]," he told a pre-match news conference ahead of facing Crystal Palace.

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"In London, there are many teams.

"For example, [on Saturday] there is a derby against Crystal Palace. I like to listen to the other coaches, but I prefer to have a great respect for all the clubs."