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Five reasons Spurs will miss out on the Champions League (1)

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Spurs fans can be forgiven for getting a little excited about the summer they've had.

Not only have they spent upwards of £100million, but they seem to have spent it well - on some of the brightest prospects around Europe.

But even with all the money that the White Hart Lane outfit have spent, and the money they received for Gareth Bale this summer, some of the talk of Spurs challenging for the title is a little premature.

In fact, it's difficult to think they will even finish in the top four this season.

In 2009/10 Manchester City spent a reported £123million.

£5million on the likes of Gareth Barry, Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor, and yet they were pipped to the final Champions League group late on in the season.

The irony of this situation is, that after spending just a quarter of the money of their top-four rivals, Tottenham finished the season in the Champions League places ahead of City.

This season could very well be a similar situation between Arsenal and Spurs.

With all the talent at their disposal, Tottenham manager Andre Vilas-Boas will be expected to gain at least Champions League football.

However, the odds are stacked against him.

Let's take a look at the problems AVB has to overcome to beat Arsenal to fourth place...

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