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"Why is he playing?" - Spurs fans have had enough after embarrassing derby defeat to Arsenal

Daniel Marland

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"Why is he playing?" - Spurs fans have had enough after embarrassing derby defeat to Arsenal

Outraged Tottenham Hotspur fans have slammed Ryan Sessegnon after his poor performance in Arsenal's dominant 2-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Hugo Lloris' own goal and a long-range effort from Martin Odegaard in the first half were enough to move the Gunners eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Tasked with marking Saka out wide was Sessegnon, who was given the nod ahead of experienced wing-back Ivan Perisic.

Sessegnon has made 19 appearances for Spurs this season despite manager Antonio Conte's strong relationship with Perisic.

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He trusts the 22-year-old at left wing-back, although Sessegnon didn't enjoy himself on Sunday evening. Sessegnon couldn't handle Bukayo Saka, eventually leading to the first goal.

Saka drove at the former Fulham man with conviction, who dropped deeper and deeper into the box.

The England international then whipped a shot into the box, which deflected off Sessegnon's leg and into Lloris. He failed to palm the ball away, instead putting it into his own net to give Arsenal a deserved lead.

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Perisic eventually replaced Sessegnon in the 75th minute with Spurs still chasing the game. He looked disappointed as he made his way down the touchline, knowing Spurs had been underwhelming.

Supporters have finally had enough of Sessegnon, who they believe will never fulfil the potential he showed when he arrived back in 2019.

Sessegnon had a tough time against Bukayo Saka. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Sessegnon had a tough time against Bukayo Saka. (Image Credit: Alamy)

One person said: "Sessegnon is useless sell him to QPR or something."

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A second tweeted: "Everything Sessegnon has f**ked up, Perisic can do. Why is he playing?"

Someone put: "I’m gonna tell y’all for free. Sessegnon is not football material. Stop forcing it."

While a fourth added: "I never want to see Sessegnon in a Spurs shirt again."

Arsenal were dominant in the first half and rattled the post via Thomas Partey's acrobatic volley.

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Odegaard did manage to score with a strike from distance of his own to put the league leaders in a comfortable position.

Odegaard celebrates his goal with Granit Xhaka. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Odegaard celebrates his goal with Granit Xhaka. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Spurs did manage to improve in the second half. Aaron Ramsdale had to make vital saves from Sessegnon and Richarlison, while Son Heung-min saw his shot deflect just wide.

Victory for Arsenal means they've done the double over their bitter rivals and put some distance between themselves and City, who lost to 2-1 to Manchester United on Saturday.

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Spurs are now five points behind United in fourth with a trip to City next up on Thursday evening.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Ryan Sessegnon, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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