Spurs star enjoys a cosy meal out with Arsenal players

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Moussa Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko completed a remarkable transformation when he started last season as something of a figure of frustration among the Tottenham Hotspur fanbase.

The Frenchman joined Spurs on transfer deadline day in 2016 when he completed a £30million deal from Newcastle United and penned a five-year contract (BBC).

For the first two seasons in North London, he largely struggled to make an impact and supporters were questioning why they had paid such a big fee to prise him away from Newcastle.

However, last season has seen Sissoko become an integral part of Spurs’ push for the title and pathway to the Champions League final.

Known for his tough tackling and energetic box to box displays, he was spotted earlier this enjoying a night out with players from fierce rivals Arsenal.

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester City, Sissoko enjoyed a cosy meal with Arsenal players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi at trendy Mayfair restaurant Novikov (The Sun).

Opinion

While the food may have been exquisite, the whole notion of a Spurs player enjoying a bite to eat with Arsenal players leaves a sour taste in the mouth. 

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t Lloris go out for drinks with his compatriots (before driving home)? Why shouldn’t Moussa go out with fellow French speaking folk?

  2. Wouldn’t it be strange if a load of compatriots, playing the same game, in the same age range, with no axe to grind, didn’t meet up occasionally? I’m a 60yrs+ supporter of Tottenham, and I think it’s healthy.

    • I agree with Trevor. I’m a 65 years plus supporter of The Spurs and over 50 years a season ticket holder and I hate all this toxic poisonous hate between rival supporters and players except on match day. Talksport and the Sky Silly Saturday fivesome are the main perpetrators of this hate toxicity.

  3. Moussa produces on the pitch (except his shooting, he even missed the corner flag when well placed to score!). I have no problem with him dining with fellow French speakers. There will be no love lost when the three meet at the Emirates but after the match they will remain friends. That’s how it should be.
    In case you’re wondering, I’m Spurs through and through – a supporter since 1965.

  4. It’s totally normal. Players aren’t enemies. They make a good living playing professional sport. When they’re playing, they have to compete. When they’re off work – not playing, training, travelling or fulfilling club media commitments – they should be free to meet up with their mates, whichever club they play for. Bill Shankly said football wasn’t a matter of life or death, but far more important than that. I can’t agree.

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