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Spurs in strong position to land top-four finish

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Spurs have finished in the top five for each of the last four seasons, twice finishing in fourth place.

Last season they just missed out on a third top four finish by one point to North London rivals Arsenal, but can they finally finish above their North London counterparts? 

At the moment, it's so far so good for Spurs. They scraped a 1-0 win in a tough opening fixture away to new boys Crystal Palace.

With a fired-up team and Selhurst Park roaring their team on as the 12th man, Spurs managed to come out victorious thanks to a great penalty from record signing Roberto Soldado.

On top of their own performance, Spurs would be encouraged by the poor showing from Arsenal in front of a home crowd against Aston Villa.

Their 3-1 home defeat was met with a chorus of boos at the final whistle and calls for #WengerOut trending on twitter for a good few hours after the game.

Arsenal also suffered injuries to Kieran Gibbs, Bacary Sagna, and more worrying is that of the injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with fears the midfielder may be out for up to three months after sustaining a knee injury.

They will also be without Laurent Koscielny for their game away to Fulham after the Frenchman picked up two yellow cards in the dismal defeat to Villa. 

Another stark contrast between the two sides as the new Premier League campaign gets underway is the signings, or lack of it from Arsenal's point of view.

Spurs have splashed the cash but wisely, with the additions of Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue and record signing Soldado bringing Tottenham's total summer spending to an estimated £58.8m.

Spurs fans have been very happy with their side's summer spending, but Arsenal fans have been calling for the club to spend and spend fast with their total spend accumulating to £0, with the only addition being France U21 international Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer.

Talks of Luis Suarez being sold to Arsenal have been somewhat squashed lately as Arsenal have had two bids rejected, Liverpool saying that he is not going to be sold at all, and with the player himself having apologised to his team-mates he is now back training with the first team.

Of course, a big factor in Tottenham's push for fourth is whether they can keep a hold of star man Gareth Bale or not.

If  Bale does stay at the club and hits the heights of last season - along with Spurs' new additions - they are favourites to pip Arsenal to the proverbial post in my opinion.

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