By Russell Edge
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to news that Moussa Sissoko has been named over Harry Winks in the starting XI for their clash against Arsenal on Saturday.
The club confirmed their line up via their official Twitter account, which revealed that Mauricio Pochettino had chosen to make five changes from their win over Crystal Palace before the international break.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 18, 2017
Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele all return to the line up, with Paulo Gazzaniga, Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Heung-min Son dropping out as an expense.
However it was the inclusion of Moussa Sissoko which drew the attention of the Spurs faithful, with his inclusion a surprise from Pochettino considering Winks, who has been in excellent form this season, is on the bench
They took to Twitter to voice their frustration at the French international starting, with many suggesting he has something to hold against Pochettino.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best Tweets:
Sissoko over Winks LOL come on
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) November 18, 2017
What has Sissoko got on poch?
— Josh Miles (@JoshuaMiless) November 18, 2017
Sissoko starting I want to die
— Sam ???????????????? (@HeungMinSam) November 18, 2017
I knew that Sissoko would start but I thought that it would be Dembele who would be benched, I’m gutted for Harry Winks. Hopefully he comes on in the second half and give us energy
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) November 18, 2017
A big part of supporting Spurs in 2017/18 is predicting various starting XIs with mates before one of you remembers that of course Moussa Sissoko will somehow start.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) November 18, 2017
Sissoko starting. Poch is a god but this is a mistake. He’s picked the wrong team and it’s his fault if we lose. Hate to say that about a man I respect so much.
— Steve Tucker (@stevetucker1961) November 18, 2017
I assume Sissoko was a beast in training and looked like he was hungry for Goon
— Marcus Vernon (@LedleyLegend) November 18, 2017
Is there anyone in the world who knows why sissoko is playing
— Adam Watson (@Adamski1882) November 18, 2017
Spurs are unbeaten in their last six league games against the Gunners, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli both netting in a 2-0 at White Hart Lane last time out, while the England striker scored an equaliser in a 1-1 draw on their last visit to the Emirates Stadium.
In other Tottenham news, Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac has said that there is one factor which will decide the clash.