Brighton chief gives Arsenal hope in Bissouma pursuit

Brighton owner, Tony Bloom, has given Arsenal hope in their pursuit of Yves Bissouma as he admits that they will have to sell their best players.

The Gunners are eyeing a move for the Malian midfielder who has been in fine form for them.

He has been arguably their best player in this campaign as Graham Potter’s team shine with their fine brand of football yet again.

The midfielder has been attracting the attention of top teams around Europe and Arsenal is hoping to see off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City for his signature.

Having secured their status in the top flight, Brighton will look to build on this campaign and hopefully finish inside the top ten next season.

To achieve that, they would need to keep their best players, but Bloom admits that they can only keep the likes of Bissouma for so long.

He told the Athletic: “It’s not a flip side at all.

“The more big clubs there are interested in our players, the more we’re doing right, so I’m delighted with that.

“We know some of our best players are not going to be with us forever.

“If the right offer comes along — and it has to be the right offer — and they want to go, then they will leave. I foresee the vast majority to be here at the beginning of next season.”

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  1. 100% chance we will not get him. Arsenal will twiddle their thumbs because they think Berge is better or are wasting time trying to sign an average Odegaard.

    1. If this happens, Would clearly show what the Managers of dis club want!!
      A Mid-table, simplistic n Low achievement team!!
      But one that still sucks out Money from d Fans through Tickets sales, Shirts Sales,etc..😏
      Look@Chelsea FC with 2 UCL Trophies already!!
      May ur prediction not be correct..🙏🙏

    2. Cheers for that comment…there’s no team that consistently trips over their own dick more than ours

  2. If he isnt at Arsenal I would be very disappointed but not surprised as we mess around for ages to dwindle down the price then some other club comes in and have the deal done in 24hours.

    For once we need to have a big budget added to player sales to show the owners are serious… If not then step aside and let someone who wants Arsenal to succeed to take over and invest!

    Everybody laughed at Chelsea for spending £200m with Frank then firing him when they went playing but then got the right manager with that squad and is now a champions league winner. My point is we have good players but the wrong inexperienced manager like Lampard was for a big club like Chelsea as we do with Mikel for Arsenal.

    Big difference the owner.

  3. If our club was serious this deal should be getting wrapped up quickly, however I urged a bit of caution about overhyping bissouma having watched him extensively. He is very talented(tackling, intercepting, recovery pace, short passing dribbling) but I’ve seen him stroll through games sometimes, ball watching and being caught out of position leaving Brighton defence exposed so he definitely needs more coaching, can arteta be the one to do that?
    Another thing along with eleney, who I would personally keep as squad rotation option and partey, all three could go away for the African Cup of nations leaving the midfield threadbare so I would personally like to see us attempt to sign Manuel locetelli who is a similar mould to xhaka(more mobile, defensive and passing ability very good as well) but has a higher ceiling and relatively unknown to the wider footballing world at 23 yrs old would be perfect at a bargain price compared to other names being touted.

  4. I’m a fan of Arsenal. But for year’s I’m hearing this, that they are buying this n that player….but never happens.
    Look other teams they just buy what is needed at that department… example Liverpool n MU… they are top 4.
    Please don’t hesitate or talk….JUST DO IT….BUY. we are fed up with all the talks going on. What ARSENAL was n what ARSENAL is now.!!!!!!! Player’s not interested to play just leave……playing for money, first love the club n die for it to win trophies……money will come in. Simple as that.

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