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Spurs: Yves Bissouma spotted alone after north London derby amid past Arsenal transfer links

Journalist Jonathan Liew has noted that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma stood alone watching rivals players celebrate at full-time.

What’s the word?

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal picked up a huge three points on the road as they beat Spurs  2-0 in the north London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Hugo Lloris directed Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net to hand the Gunners’ an early lead and then Martin Odegaard added a second before halftime to seal the win.

Bissouma came on in the 76th minute but could not help salvage the situation. Of course, the former Brighton man was linked with Arsenal in the summer before joining  Tottenham and he may well be wondering what could have been had he joined Mikel Arteta and co instead.

In his article for The Guardian, Liew noted that the midfielder seemed deep in thought after the game, perhaps reflecting on his career path.

The journalist wrote:  “After the final whistle, after the booing and brawling had subsided, Arsenal’s giddy players jigged and danced their way over to their supporters in the corner, Yves Bissouma stood alone in the Tottenham half watching them.

“Watching with longing, and envy, and perhaps even a certain curiosity. Joy? Pleasure? Celebration? What are these strange new things?”

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Big regrets?

Spurs managed to sign the midfielder from Brighton after agreeing to a £25m transfer but it’s safe to say things haven’t gone too well for the 26-year-old so far.

Indeed, he has started just eight times in the Premier League this term, earning a lowly 6.30 average WhoScored rating per game. That Antonio Conte opted to hand 20-year-old Pape Matar Sarr a first start in the division ahead of Bissouma only goes to prove how underwhelming his form has been.

What’s more, the Mali international even made moves on social media last year which suggested he was keen on a move to Arsenal.

With that in mind, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Bissouma was feeling a little regretful as he watched the Gunners celebrate beating his current side to go eight points clear at the top of the table.

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