By Emma Sanders
Arsenal fans reacted with frustration on Twitter after rivals Tottenham secured a new deal for Hugo Lloris on Thursday afternoon.
The 29-year-old has committed his future to the club for another six years despite speculation linking him with a number of top European clubs.
Lloris has been one of Tottenham’s most important players in recent years and has started almost every Premier League game in the last four seasons.
Arsenal fans have grown increasingly frustrated at their side’s reluctance to offer Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez new deals with advanced wages and the latest news from their neighbours has sparked a frenzy on Twitter.
Arsenal fans also criticised Lloris for not signing for a bigger club, where he could have enjoyed guaranteed Champions League football.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Tottenham sign Lloris, Kane & Vertonghen on long-term contracts.
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) December 22, 2016
— 1Football Writer (@1Footballwriter) December 22, 2016
Lloris signs a new deal with Spurs and confirms he has less ambition than the Arsenal board. Unbelievable.
— Thread Merchant (@ArsendWenger) December 22, 2016
Lloris is good enough to play for a big club https://t.co/UhVTxFl9Ny
— Barry AFC (@BarryArsenal7) December 22, 2016
loser with no ambition
— Olivier (@olivierkgooner) December 22, 2016
Ruins his career until 2022*
— BoyWonder (@_BoyWonderFC) December 22, 2016
Hugo Lloris wasting his time at Spurs when he could have joined Arsenal. Could have been first team keeper for years and win something.
— Gooner FPL (@Gooner_fpl) December 22, 2016
The goalkeeper is regarded as one of the best in the Premier League and was a crucial part of the team which mounted a title challenge throughout the 2015-16 season.
So far this season, he has already made 21 appearances in European and domestic fixtures and is expected to play a senior role in the side for the remainder of the campaign.
Lloris joined Spurs in August 2012 for £10million from Lyon and he has gone on to spend four years at White Hart Lane, notching up 189 appearances.
The skipper is the latest of a number of Tottenham stars to commit their long-term futures with the club after Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier have all signed new deals in 2016.
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