Kevin Campbell claims Tottenham star Yves Bissouma will not get into the Arsenal XI
The upcoming North London derby has ignited a fervent debate among football fans, as they eagerly anticipate the clash between Arsenal and Tottenham. The rivalry between these two iconic clubs has always been intense.
Amidst the pre-match excitement, former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell has made a bold assertion that has sent shockwaves through the Tottenham faithful: none of Tottenham’s players, including the impressive Yves Bissouma, would make it into Arsenal’s starting eleven.
The buildup to this highly anticipated encounter has been electric, with Son Heung-min recently adding fuel to the fire by suggesting that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side may not relish facing a resurgent Spurs.
Postecoglou on Bissouma: “I grabbed him and said: the way you've trained in the first 3 or 4 sessions, you can be a leader in this group”. ⚪️ #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 12, 2023
“Then he was late the next morning and I said being a leader means being on time, and he's been good since then”. pic.twitter.com/MjDxPyHOI1
While it’s customary for fans and pundits to dissect the squads and construct hypothetical combined elevens, one particularly noteworthy claim has grabbed headlines. Tim Sherwood, a former Tottenham manager, asserted that not a single Spurs player would crack Arsenal’s starting lineup.
Surprisingly, this assertion found resonance in Kevin Campbell’s viewpoint, as he hailed Yves Bissouma’s exceptional form this season while maintaining that the 27-year-old midfielder wouldn’t displace any Gunners in the midfield.
In a candid interview with the Highbury Squad YouTube channel, the 53-year-old former Arsenal striker stated,
“We were linked with Bissouma at one stage, and he is starting to look a bit like his old self now. He’s starting to be a bit freer in the midfield, but if you look at the position they play, no, I would take the Arsenal 11 all day long”
Campbell’s assertion raises an eyebrow, especially among Tottenham fans who have witnessed the transformation of Yves Bissouma into a midfield powerhouse since his arrival at the club. The Mali international is an exceptional player when at his best.
Bissouma’s performances this season have been nothing short of outstanding, displaying a range of skills that encompass both defensive solidity and creative flair. His ability to break up opposition play, initiate attacks, and strike from distance has garnered attention across the footballing world.
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Bissouma is a talented player and it is a good thing that we have him and not Arsenal. We understand his worth and we are enjoying his displays on the pitch.