Arsenal board encouraged to wrap up January deal and partner Partey with £50 million Bissouma, heres what has been said
Darren Bent has urged Arsenal to go out and sign Yves Bissouma this January transfer window
Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he wants to strengthen his midfield options before the end of the January transfer window in order to keep the good start to the new season going.
The Gunners were not tipped to get back into that top four this season, but a good start to the year has meant that they will be one of the favourites to get Champions League football next season, if they add a few more players this month
Arsenal’s lack of options in midfield have been exposed in recent weeks with Granit Xhaka and summer signing Albert Sambi Lokonga currently Mikel Arteta’s only senior options, as Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny after both at the African Cup of Nations, along with Bissouma
But once the competition finishes, Bent would relish the chance to see the Brighton man head to north London where he believes he can form a fearsome partnership with Partey: ‘I would like to see Arsenal go and get Yves Bissouma from Brighton,” he said on talkSPORT.
‘I really like him, I think he’s a top, top player. I think he’s gettable as well.
‘Him and Partey in the middle of the park, that is what you call protection in front of the back four by the way.
‘You let the likes of [Emile] Smith Rowe, [Martin] Odegaard bomb forward.
‘If you can Yves Bissouma, I think he can turn into a top player in this league, I really do. I really like him.
‘He’s one of those players that can be box-to-box but if you ask him to sit there, he’s comfortable in possession. Yeah he’s a top player.’
This potential deal is all about money, so if Arsenal are ready to pay £50 million to secure a transfer deal for Bissouma, yes he would be a brilliant signing for the club