Tottenham Hotspur play Arsenal away on just their third game of the season. After two disappointing years for Spurs of losing 5-2 away, can they turn things around using the summer transfer window?
This summer's transfer window could create quite some excitement in the Premier League next season, in a good and a bad way. With many clubs looking now to complete their first signing, there is a lot going on in the football world.
Arsene Wenger seems to be getting really stuck in for Arsenal this summer as he is on the verge of signing Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid.
He is also reportedly interested in Marouane Fellaini, who has proved fantastic for Everton. Now Wenger wants him to do the same at the Emirates.
This may be good for Arsenal and will certainly make them a better side next season, but it's not so good for Tottenham.
Spurs have yet to make any acquisitions apart from Zeki Fryers, who is featuring in the U21 games.
However, Brazilian attacking midfielder Paulinho is reported to be on Andre Villas-Boas' radar, and after the disappointment of not signing Leandro Damiao, Paulinho would be a welcome addition at White Hart Lane next season.
Although it seems things are starting to go Tottenham's way after missing two seasons of Champions League football, there is still the everlasting speculation surrounding Gareth Bale. With Real Madrid preparing a world record bid of £85 million, it'll be tough for Tottenham to turn down, but surely they need to keep their best player if they want a more successful season.
Whilst the managers battle out for various players, who out of the two north London rivals will come off best? Judging by how things are going so far, I'd have to say Arsenal, but if Tottenham can keep Bale and bring in Paulinho then my opinion may change.
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