The Premier League has many fierce rivalries which provide exciting games filled with passion.
Arsenal and Tottenham's rivalry has to be the strongest, with supporters only feeling hate for the other team.
Throughout the 2013 transfer window, Tottenham have made several high quality players (breaking their transfer record three times) where Arsenal have only signed two free transfers. This is raising question of whether Arsenal can still dominate Spurs in the league.
Despite Tottenham's impressive signings, I believe even with the current Arsenal squad, they will still edge their north London rivals.
New signings may destabilise Tottenham's squad
The benefit of signing players at the start of the window is that, whoever the club is, the signed player can adapt to the style of his new club and the getting over a new countries language barrier.
Of course if a player is signed, this process is going to become harder before the new season begins, leaving the squad not fully ready. Therefore, in Spurs' case, they have many players that will take time to get to know how one another plays.
The same could be said for Arsenal, who are expected to sign foreign players over the next few days.
The experienced manager vs the beginner
Arsene Wenger has had many a critic over the years, mainly due to his questionable transfer methods. However, it is undeniable that Wenger is one of the greatest managers in the Premier League.
Qualifying for the Champions League 16 years in a row and achieving an incredible unbeaten season certainly puts Wenger in the hall of fame. Andre Villas-Boas may have skills to become a great Premier League manager but is inexperienced (as seen with his nightmare Chelsea stint).
The loss of Gareth Bale
Whatever Tottenham's supporters say, every club knew, that for a while, Spurs were certainly a one man club (as Arsenal were with Robin van Persie). The Welshman won Tottenham many points throughout the season and was key to their success.
And, it's only an amount of time before the Welsh wizard ships off to Spain. With the loss of Bale, Tottenham will certainly be a weakened team.
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