Addressing media in his first press conference after inking a deal with the North London club, the former Chelsea gaffer said the pool of talent in hand is the biggest gift Tottenham have.
The club, on Tuesday, sacked Pochettino as well as his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino and Antoni Jimenez.
Harry Redknapp said the rivalry is no reason for Pochettino to reject a move to the Emirates as fans would love any manager who can win games for their side - even if it is Saddam Hussein.
Pochettino had transformed Spurs' fortunes since arriving from Southampton in 2014 despite failing to win a trophy in his five-and-a-half years in charge.
Harry Kane's winner secured a first win in four games as Tottenham moved back into the Premier League top four despite playing for over an hour with 10 men.
Pochettino is concerned that Spurs have won just two of their opening six games this season and face the might of Bayern Munich next in the Champions League.
David Beckham has told Mauricio Pochettino he wishes he could play for Tottenham Hotspur at the club's new stadium after watching their 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace.
Pochettino complained after that match that his squad is unsettled with the futures of Christian Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld uncertain as they have entered the final year of their contracts.
The Argentine winger was preferred to fit-again playmaker Christian Eriksen by manager Mauricio Pochettino
Spurs moved back up to fifth in the Premier League, still six points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
Tottenham striker Kane scored his 35th goal of the season two minutes from time to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday.
Combined with Chelsea’s defeat at Manchester United, the win moved his side back into the top four despite a less than convincing performance.
Tottenham make the short journey across London to take on Crystal Palace with manager Pochettino comparing midfielder Dembele to Maradona.
Tottenham forward Kane had seen his first penalty saved by Loris Karius five minutes from time with the score at 1-1.
Kane and Alli were each shown yellow cards for studs-up lunges on City forwards Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.