High fives at Arsenal, but do Tottenham look better bet ?


Arsenal went to the top of the Premier League after Saturday's results, followed closely (in fact only on goals scored) by Tottenham.

But as good as Arsene Wenger's men will feel this evening, there's still some disquiet about whether the club should have been more active during the last transfer window.

Wenger may feel vindicated looking down on all the rest for a day or so, and will doubtless be extremely satisfied by Arsenal debutant Mesut Ozil, who set up Olivier Giroud for his early strike in the 3-1 win against Sunderland. And the Arsenal's boss will also be much cheered by the overall performance of Aaron Ramsey, who bagged the other two Arsenal goals. Three wins out of four ain't bad.

Tottenham fans, of course, will be equally pleased about their team's performance so far this season (apart from the small matter of losing to the old enemy), as Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a goal in each half, which saw Tottenham beat Norwich at White Hart Lane earlier today.

But while Arsenal placed all their transfer eggs in that expensive Ozil basket during the summer transfer window, Tottenham, of course, managed to bring in seven top signings at zero net cost (four of whom played at the Lane today).

Wenger appears to have acknowledged that Arsenal must be in for some new talent in the January transfer window, and concerns remain about the goalkeeper and in defense. In truth, the Arsenal squad isn't big enough, and any major injury to the likes of Giroud or Cazorla could prove damaging from now until the new year.

Tottenham, however, have offloaded a lot of their deadweight (although Adebayor remains), and are well on track to having two good quality players for each position. And the club will still have funds to spend in January if needs be.

But will Wenger's lack of action over the summer come back to bite him on the bum ? Or will the Frenchman's luck hold on the injury front until January ?

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