Wenger doubts Tottenham can fill Wembley this season

Isaac Cain
August 11, 2017

"The type of player we want to add is very specific and it has been hard to make it happen early on in the transfer window, but we are so calm".

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham will, therefore, undoubtedly have their sights set on retribution on their return to St James' Park.

Spurs are in fact the only side in the top flight still to make a signing this summer with Danny Rose this week taking aim at the club's failure to sign high profile players. There is no doubt Spurs have come a long way mentally and are now considered one of the most resilient teams in the league, but Tottenham will need to focus on the task at hand on Sunday, and not get carried away with the electric atmosphere on Tyneside.

Tottenham has been linked most extensively with a third keeper in Southampton's Paulo Gazzaniga.

The Sun add United favour a part-exchange deal involving Luke Shaw, who Mauricio Pochettino knows well from his time at Southampton.

That new stadium is expected to greatly increase the club's revenue in upcoming years, which will hopefully put the club on more equal footing with the biggest clubs in the league, and allow it to offer better wages and transfer fees to its players.

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It must be kept in mind that Spurs will also be competing in the UEFA Champions League this season, and while their starting XI is one of the best in the Premier League, their squad depth is fairly questionable.

But behind those encouraging numbers is the fact that neither Leicester City nor Chelsea were unduly troubled by the north Londoners' challenge on their way to glory, and this season Pochettino will be desperate to mount a real title challenge in spite of a disappointing transfer window so far.

After two top-three finishes, and especially after finishing second last season, you'd forgive many fans for expecting Spurs to push for their first league title since 1961. Cancelo is flexible in his position and the right footer can play anywhere along the righthand side of the pitch.

There isn't a single one to talk about as Tottenham start the season with a weaker one than finished the last campaign. Rafa mentioned earlier last week that the side that he selected to play last weekend will be near enough the side that will be selected to face Spurs which means that Gayle is likely to miss out and Mitrovic will be playing up front or Ayoze Perez.

And with Spurs joining the hunt, they may be forced into a bidding war.

However, Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in August (10 games). Last season he did not score in the League until November 26 with only three assists.

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