Former Gunner ‘Confident we can beat Liverpool’ to key target

Kevin Campbell is ‘confident’ that Arsenal can beat rivals Liverpool to the signing of Yves Bissouma.

The Brighton midfielder has been thoroughly impressing since leaving Lille to move to the Premier League outfit, and is claimed to have made his intentions clear on quitting his side this summer.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with 24 year-old’s signature in recent months, with some believing he would be an ideal signing for our club.

With the summer window coming up, Bissouma could well be high on our radar, and former Arsenal star Kevin Campbell believes we have a strong chance of signing him, and even thinks that we have the ability to beat last seasons’s PL champions to his signature.

“I’m confident we can beat Liverpool to him,” Campbell told the FootballInsider.

“From what I hear, he is an Arsenal fan so that should work in our favour.

“This might be another case where London really helps. A lot of players want to live there.

“I know Bissouma is coveted by quite a few clubs but I think they’ve got a great chance of getting him.

“The other clubs after him cannot promise him first team football. We have seen players going to Liverpool and Man City and struggling to get games. If Bissouma went to Arsenal he would be guaranteed to start every week.

“When you look at Liverpool, there is Thiago, Henderson, Fabinho, the Ox, Milner. I think he’d choose Arsenal.”

Bissouma could well be a great signing should be we able to pull it off, but whether we could have the same pull as Liverpool, who could well secure Champions League football in the coming weeks is a whole other story.


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  1. Campbell make his KEY point when arguing that Bissouma would get regular game swith us bit with Liverpool he would have to take his cahnces just like OX, who has almost disappered from th footba;l landscape since leaving us. I hope and think we have a good chancd to persuade him to come to us.

    As for it being in London , there is less likelihood of that alone being a major factor, given the wage that all Prem players “earn” – or should I say receive!

  2. Agree with kev here but if we were to miss out there are good alternatives Dennis zakaria and Manuel locotelli spring to mind.

  3. To get Bissouma we need to encourage Brighton to negotiate by raising the prospect of a swap arrangement involving AMN and Nketiah.Whether these players would be keen to move to the South coast for guaranteed first team football is debatable, but having seen Brighton on numerous occasions this year, they are most definitely in need of a natural goalscorer and Nketiah falls into that category.I have been impressed with the quality of football played by Brighton under their young Manager who strikes me as a good candidate for the Arsenal job, as and when it becomes vacant.He has achieved a lot more in my opinion with limited resources than other higher profile Managers with higher budgets, and his placid temperament is an asset which goes down well with the modern day player, who does not respond to the ” hairdryer treatment” meeted out by many successful Managers in the past.Potter has a lot in common with Brenden Rodgers in the way he conducts himself and I feel he will have a very good career in Management.

  4. This would be good business. We know he can play in England already and he has impressed. I guess price will tell though.

    I think our business needs to be a bit more certain as we rebuild – if we take gambles it should be on younger players and not on people we hope would return to form.

    1. What a technical statement, this is exactly what is killing us, so we need to change it.

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