Arsenal in three-horse race for Premier League star in January

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will look to battle for Yves Bissouma in the January transfer window.

The Gunners hold a longstanding interest in his signature and some fans had expected them to launch a bid for him in this summer’s transfer window.

Arsenal instead signed Albert Sambi Lokonga and have also kept Granit Xhaka despite interest from AS Roma.

Brighton fended off interest from his other suitors for the midfielder and he will remain an important player for them, at least for the first half of this campaign.

A report via Sun Sports claims that the Malian remains on the radar of Arsenal despite not making an official bid for him in the last transfer window.

The report claims that the Gunners have January plans for him, but this time, they would have to see off competition from United and Liverpool.

The Reds lost Georginio Wijnaldum in this transfer window and they didn’t sign a replacement for the Dutchman.

They see Bissouma as one player who can fill that void.

United has splashed the cash on several players in the transfer window, including securing the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, they want to still strengthen their midfield and they see him as a player who can make that position stronger at Old Trafford.

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12 Comments

  1. Phoenix Gunner says:

    Bisouma should have been arsenal main priority target during the transfer window. Him over Ben white that is, and saliba should have been given a chance to prove himself.
    If arsenal had let xhaka go even for that peanut Roma offer I be okay with it and avoid retaining a red card magnet disaster of a midfielder.

  2. Frankie Aire says:

    Now that you have Man U and Liverpool to compete with in the signing of Bisouma, is very clear to me now that you will definitely not get him, when you had the chance, you where busy doing irrelevant signings. Is so painful what you are doing to us fans.

  3. Benedict PK Saywon, I says:

    See another nonsense!
    We had the opportunity to have signed him this summer; we never signed him. Now we are pretending to sign him in January!
    Why are you good at lying to us your fans?

  4. PJ-SA says:

    We have Partey, Lokonga, Xhaka, Guendo and Torreria already on the books with Chambers, AMN and White all capable of filling in there too if needed on a temp basis.

    So…..whats the plan if we go for him?

    1. PJ-SA says:

      + Elneny, but his contract expires at the end of the season.

  5. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    this has all the makings of another “coulda, shoulda, almost signed” retrospective tale that will invariably bite us in the ass once again…of course, all teams have these kind of “what might have been” stories, but none so much as ours…I fear this was truly a missed opportunity that not only fit the “rebuild” script, but also a positional NEED…instead we have our 3-wheeled, Roma loving, shopping cart patrolling a 3 by 3 square in our midfield

  6. Declan says:

    All conjecture, if we wanted to sign him we would have, so, it seems we didn’t want him.

  7. JW says:

    Hmmm.

    So you are Bissouma.

    In January you have the chance to go to Man Utd and challenge for the title and play in Europe.

    You have the chance to go to Liverpool and do the same, possibly at slightly less salary.

    OR

    You can go to Arsenal and hope to finish above Brighton at the end of the season!!

    Tough choice that.

    I read an article that suggested that, of the 7 new players brought in during this summer window, Edu and Arteta only agreed on one of them.
    That was the Golden Boy and well known Norwegian deodorant Odegaard.

    It would interesting to know which players Arteta wanted!!!!

    YES we should have bought him this window instead of Ben White. I am sure he would still be available in January, or even next summer.

  8. ThirdManJW says:

    Not sure why we’re still talking about this guy?

    Arsenal have been dealing with Brighton all summer, but didn’t go for him. That’s probably the biggest sign that we’re not interested.

    Would have loved him though.

  9. Yossarian says:

    One theory is that Arsenal didn’t want him. My theory is that maybe Brighton made it clear that he would not be sold in this window, and therefore it’s not worth bothering, which is why nobody made an offer. I’m sure that Man U & Liverpool didn’t just become aware of his existence following Arsenal not signing him in this transfer window.

    1. SueP says:

      That, Yossarian is a logical conclusion to come to!

  10. Gunner22 says:

    We should have taken the money offered for Xhaka ,held back the Lokonga signing and brought Bissouma for near that amount. Maybe we could have had a point or three from the Brentford game. Is Ben White the man mountain of our defense? I doubt, I’d have Mavropanas instead with experienced partney.Unfortunately Gabriell, Marri are not the ones to turn to, both bizzare signings , Holding and Chambers are simply not good enough. Cedric another bizzare signing, we needed someone better and the time is over. Three points against Norwich, then what do we do against Spurs?I fear 3 points after 5 matches.

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