Former Arsenal midfielder says Spurs should avoid same mistakes as rivals after stadium move

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It looks like Tottenham have played their final home game at Wembley, as the club announced yesterday that the new stadium will be ready to host Premier League matches from the start of April provided everything goes according to plan in the two test events to be staged this month.

It is fair to say that Spurs fans are now overjoyed at the prospect of playing a Champions League quarter final at their brilliant new home, after many had given up any hope that the stadium would be ready before the end of the season.

It is hoped that the stadium will help take Spurs up another level by increasing the club’s match day and commercial income, thereby narrowing the gap with the big hitters.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has said that Tottenham must not repeat the mistakes of their North London rivals after they move into the ground.

Parlour said Spurs must start investing heavily into the squad and challenge for the title at the new stadium, instead of cutting down investment into the first team after the stadium move.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Parlour said, “It’s so important they keep the players they have got.

“They have an excellent team, but they need that bit more investment to get the right players in. It’s no good having a new stadium but not having a brilliant team.

“They have got a brilliant team but they can get better with a bit of investment. That could be the difference between them winning the league or not.

“This happened with Arsenal. Moving stadium was the right thing to do revenue wise and to get the brand up to another level but they really suffered on the pitch because there wasn’t investment, which is why Arsene Wenger did such a great job getting into the Champions League every season.”

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