Arsenal fans are just loving life right now. They’ve had a dream start to the new season, winning 10 out of their 11 games so far.
New signing Gabriel Jesus has made a massive impact, getting involved 9 goals in 10 appearances so far. Oleksander Zinchenko has also solidified their backline and proven himself as an efficient player for the Gunners.
However, one player for whom they didn’t have to pay a single penny and is yet also acting as a ‘new signing’ is defender William Saliba.
The French centre-back actually joined Arsenal as a teenager in 2019 but spent the last three seasons on loan at Ligue 1.
It was last season that he made a major breakthrough, winning the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award and even being a part of the 2021/22 Ligue 1 Team of the Year alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Aurelien Tchouameni.
Mikel Arteta decided to integrate him into his relatively young squad this season and the results have been marvellous.
Saliba has scored 2 goals in 8 league games already, also helping his side keep 3 clean sheets – as well as maintain the second-best defensive record in the league.
Most importantly, he’s helped them stay on top of the Premier League table and challenge for the title with Manchester City.
The 21-year-old Frenchman has become a major fan-favourite at Arsenal after his impressive start. That is why the Gunners’ fanbase came up with a very catchy chant for him – which takes the tune from The Champ’s ‘Tequila’ song.
The chant can be heard in virtually every game and has become so viral that fans are literally dancing to it at their weddings!
But it appears as though this chant isn’t just exclusive to Saliba. Fans of arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur were also recorded singing a chant with the same tune and rhythm.
The only difference was that Saliba’s name was replaced with that of summer signing Yves Bissouma.
Obviously, Arsenal fans weren’t going to let it go and accused Spurs counterpart of copying their tune.
Though, it seems that the Gooners might need to go easy on the accusation as the Bissouma ‘Tequila’ chant was created way before Saliba’s.
But it wasn’t the Tottenham fans who made it, but Brighton & Hove Albion supporters!
The Brighton fans came up with this catchy chant when the midfielder was still a part of their squad till the end of last season.
So it appears that this fight for bragging rights between the two North London clubs’ fans is futile – because ultimately they have both copied or ‘borrowed’ the tune from another Premier League side’s supporters.