Tottenham winger Andros Townsend believes the club are now able to compete with their arch-rivals Arsenal after a multitude of summer signings.
Andre Villas-Boas has spent over £100million strengthening his side in the hope of finishing above their north London rivals in the top four this season.
With the likes of Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen all on board, Townsend says the future is bright at White Hart Lane.
He told The Sun: "It's an advantage we've bought players in before the season started. We've been able to get used to each other and gel as a team.
"But let's not kid anyone, Arsenal have some great young players and a top manager in Wenger."
Townsend has been impressed with £26million signing Soldado, who has scored in both of Spurs' opening two Premier League games.
"He's world class. He knows where the net is and it's up to me to keep putting the ball into the box because you know he'll be there."
He also believes Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue could be the signing of the season having compared him to Patrick Vieira.
"Etienne is so strong. He reminds me of a young Vieira, the way he gets up and down, the way he gets tackles in, the way he drives through midfield.
"Paulinho has a great engine, can tackle and shoot. And then there's Nacer, who has great abilities on the left flank.
"All of our new signings have significantly strengthened our team."
The 22-year-old, who has been called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, is delighted the manager has shown faith in him.
He added: "There is pressure, but on the other hand, it shows the manager has faith in me to call me up at such an important time.
"It's fantastic because I've played Under-21 games in front of him. And we bumped into each other at St George's Park when I was training.
"He had watched a few of my matches and told me to keep going. That pleased me because I knew I was on his radar.
"But to get a call-up so soon, I would never have dreamed of it in a million years."
Who will win Sunday's north London derby?
Neither, it'll be a draw