Yves Bissouma Would Fit Neatly Into This Team
It’s rare that Arsenal will win a match and another player becomes a talking point. However, watching Yves Bissouma shield his back four so elegantly in the first half while equally act as the springboard for Brighton’s forays forward brought about a touch of envy.
Gracious off the ball and brilliantly belligerent on it, he bossed the midfield on Tuesday with the exception of the 20-minute spell after the break where Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe were superb.
While Arsenal were ponderous in central midfield for the majority of the match, the Malian was as composed as he was destructive, adding bite and brains to the Seagulls.
Clubs up and down the country are tracking him and it will be a major surprise to see him stay on the south coast beyond the summer. Improving week upon week, he was the perfect example of exactly what Arsenal don’t have without Partey.
All-action and comfortable in any third of the pitch, his signing would go down a treat in north London. Not the essential target at the moment, sure, but as part of a major squad overhaul, Bissouma has to be on the list of targets.