“Why cant they win the league?” – Arsenal legend tips Spurs to have a great season

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Dom Le Roy

It’s not often that a former Arsenal player praises Spurs but that is exactly what former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has done.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Keown tipped Tottenham to have a fantastic season on the back of the signings they have made this summer.

The 53-year-old insisted that the Lilywhites can challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.

He suggested that moving back home will be a huge plus point for Spurs after spending almost two full seasons at Wembley.

Keown said, “Our neighbours just down the road, Tottenham, listen they never had a home last season, they had nine players involved in the latter stages of the World Cup and they made it to a Champions League final.

“Why can’t they win the league? They will be thinking that now they’ve bought players, last season they didn’t buy anyone.”

However, the former Arsenal defender denied that he was backing Tottenham to lift the title. He, however, insisted that Pochettino’s men will certainly have a say in the title race after their summer activity.

When asked if he Spurs were his pick to win the league, he responded, “No. But I think they will have something to say about who might win it. They are looking strong.

“They are just purring in the background there. They’ve got a top manager there in Pochettino. He called out the chairman really and they spent a bit of money.

“It will be interesting to watch how they go this season.”

Tottenham will begin their Premier League campaign with a home game against Aston Villa on Saturday.

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Playing the season at home will certainly be a massive boost for the club after spending almost two full seasons at Wembley. However, a title push will be an extremely hard ask if Manchester City and Liverpool continue to show the same consistency they did last season. Spurs need to get off to a good start to the season and can’t afford to fall behind in the table early on.

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