The Gunners beat Liverpool 3-1 in north London last weekend to close the gap to the Reds to two points, keeping them firmly in the hunt for a first Premier League title in 20 years.
Much of the discussion since has centred on celebrations, particularly Mikel Arteta’s reaction to the goals and the jubilant scenes on the pitch after the match.
Gary Neville claimed that Arsenal showed a “a little bit of immaturity”, while Jamie Carragher was unimpressed with Martin Odegaard taking a picture of the club photographer during a lap of honour.
Arteta, who has dismissed that criticism, repeatedly punched the air as he took to the pitch after the match, a celebration more often used by Klopp when acknowledging the Liverpool fans. Jones believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
“Listen that’s why I’ve got to just shut it all down in a respectful way I’d say,” he told BBC Sport.
“You know, the celebrations and all that is all nice but at the end of the day there’s still plenty of games to go, we’re top of the league.
“For many years, we’ve always been a team that our fans have spoken about and the gaffer himself, the way he fist-pumps the fans and stuff.
“That’s kind of like our thing so if they want to be stealing our stuff then it shows that we’re on the right path and that we’ve got these who are copying us.
“They can have their… or teams, I’m not going to just say one team, but they can have their moment and stuff, but there’s a long way to go, there’s plenty of games.”