Martin Keown has words of comfort for Tottenham fans

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The wheels came loose on Spurs' season in dramatic fashion.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Martin Keown believes Tottenham Hotspur will come back stronger next season - providing they buy well in the summer transfer window.

Just last month it was shaping up to be a wonderful season for Spurs, who were firmly in contention for the Premier League title and looked certain to finish above North London rivals Arsenal for the first time in 21 years.

Fast forward three weeks and the mood surrounding Tottenham's campaign is markedly different, with Mauricio Pochettino's side capitulating in their pursuit of champions Leicester City.

If that was not bad enough, a demoralising 5-1 defeat at 10-man Newcastle United - who will be a Championship club next season - saw the Gunners pip them to second place in the table.

Of course, Pochettino - who signed a five-year extension last week - still has a wonderful group of players to aid their title bid next term, and Arsenal legend Keown says they will grow stronger on the back of this, if the Argentine does smart business in the window.

"Tottenham have young players, they have an outstanding manager, if they buy well in the summer then they will do well next year," he told BBC Sport.

 

Back in North London, Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0 on the final day to seal second spot.

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