Arsenal legend backs Tottenham to win trophy

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Tottenham are capable of winning a trophy this season with Andre Villas-Boas at the helm.

Villas-Boas began his spell at White Hart Lane in unspectacular fashion, but recorded huge win at Old Trafford on Saturday as the north Londoners triumphed 3-2 over Manchester United.

The Portuguese endured a torrid time in charge of Chelsea last season and has been provided with the opportunity to rebuild his reputation at White Hart Lane.

But Gunners legend Wright expects Villas-Boas to be a hit as Spurs manager and live up to the early promise he displayed while manager of Porto.

Villas-Boas won an historic quadruple during his only season as Porto boss - including a triumph in the final of the Europa League - and Wright can envisage the 34-year-old winning the competition with Spurs.

"I think AVB will do well at Spurs," the former Arsenal record goalscorer wrote in his column for The Sun.

"They have got Panathinaikos in the Europa League and it’s a competition they could do well in, not forgetting their boss won the competition with Porto.

"AVB feels that Spurs could win the trophy and I do not disagree."

However, qualification for next season's Champions League remains a priority for Spurs after surrendering a hefty lead against Arsenal to finish fourth last term, and then lose out following Chelsea's European triumph.

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