Arsenal starlet questions AVB: Spurs' best player left on the bench?

Mousa Dembele

Arsenal prospect used Twitter to question Tottenham Hotspur team selection.

Tottenham's 6-0 loss to Manchester City was undoubtedly the footballing story of the weekend, with the club's new summer signings under the spotlight. 

QPR ace Joey Barton lambasted them as 'average', claiming he could do a better job, while Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny described the scenes as 'wonderful.'

Another young Arsenal player to pipe up via Twitter was midfielder Kristoffer Olsson, who made his Gunners debut against West Brom in the Capital One Cup this season.

He pointed focus at a player who did not start the match, wondering if he could have made a difference.

The answer to his question is because Belgian midfielder Dembele is out of favour with manager Andre Villas-Boas, and has been ever since the club's 0-3 defeat to West Ham.

Tottenham fans express anger at AVB after Manchester City rout

Dembele also questioned the manager's tactics publicly, admitting in the Belgian press that he was worried about the boss' preference for a defensive-minded approach, and was subsequently linked in the press with a January move.

The midfielder did come on for the final half an hour, replacing Paulinho, and gave a little sprinkling of composure to the side, completing 94 per cent of his passes against the Brazilian's 80 per cent.

Whether including him would have given Spurs any chance of avoiding a similar fate however, is probably wishful thinking at best.

Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Soldado performance v City

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