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Tottenham’s £15 million new signing aiming for a top-four finish – are Arsenal fans shaking in their boots?

Talk is cheap, although there’s a lot of it at White Hart Lane, which has been a hive of activity this week. No sooner had Robbie Keane flounced off to Liverpool for £20 million, Spurs were reinvesting the lion’s share of their cash on Blackburn winger David Bentley for £15 million. Here’s another player who isn’t short of confidence, immediately making a statement of intent which might be of interest to fans of former club Arsenal.

Sky Sports reports that the England international sees no reason why Tottenham can’t break into the top four, although this is starting to sound like an echo of last season, when there were plenty predicting the same thing. What actually happened was that the club failed to make it into the top half, but with Spurs treating this transfer window like a game of FM08, who knows?

Juande Ramos has made a number of other exciting signings this summer and Bentley feels Tottenham could break into the top four.

He told Sky Sports News: “Of course. They are young talented players. It will be difficult but if we give it our all and we are all up for it, I think it is quite possible.

“We can do anything we want and anything we put our minds to. We’ve got a great manager and you can see what he did last season.

“The fitness and the level of play at Tottenham has risen and I want to be a part of that.

“Hopefully we’ll keep progressing this season and do well.”

Not quite on a par with Heurelho Gomes’ proclamation that he’s set his sights on the top two places in the Premier League, but another confident assertion ahead of the new season starting. With Arsenal currently fourth favourites to win the Premier League, will the Gunners be the ones nervously looking over their shoulders next term?

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