Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has hinted on instagram that he may be interested in a move to the Emirates this summer. The Mali international has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past with fresh rumors circulating this summer.
The 25 year old is now entering the final year of his contract meaning a cut-price move might be available to Mikel Arteta’s side who are looking to strengthen their midfield core.
Currently Arsenal’s midfield (not including number tens) consists of Mohammed Elneny (with a recently renewed contract), Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka and a few youngsters like Charlie Patino and Miguel Azeez who would probably benefit most from a loan next season.
As Arsenal have qualified for the Europa League, it is likely they will need at least one more midfielder, but with Thomas Partey’s injury record and Granit Xhaka’s future still slightly up in the air there could be more midfield reinforcements on the way.
Arsenal have been linked with Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans and Wolves’ Reuben Neves so far this summer, with the former seemingly the number one target to fill the left number eight slot besides Partey.
However, out of all these targets it is Bissouma who appears most keen for the move.
Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma shared these captions on his story by a fan earlier.— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) June 5, 2022
🗣 “For me I think he [Bissouma] and [Youri] Tielemans should be our [Arsenal] priority in midfield. We must get Bissouma at all cost.” pic.twitter.com/0Z83Ad39Du
Bissouma reposted a fan clip of his performance for Mali in their AFCON win against Congo on Instagram. The caption to the clip read “For me, I think he and Tielemans should be our priority at midfield, we must get @yvesbissouma at all cost @Arsenal.” Possibly signaling his interest in a move.
The midfielder has proved himself to be a top-quality Premier League player whilst at Brighton so Arsenal could do far worse than to bring him to the Emirates.
But with limited finances this season and other, more urgent, positions to be filled, it seems that a deal for Bissouma is a way off, yet not impossible.
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