Arsenal fans want Yves Bissouma after Brighton win
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Yves Bissouma after the midfielder produced a stunning performance in the middle of the park as Brighton made it two wins from two on Saturday.
Gunners supporters have largely been left underwhelmed by this transfer window. It appeared to be one that promised a lot.
However, it does not seem to have gone entirely to plan. Of course, there have been signings. But some areas of the squad remain a real concern.
And moving fringe players on has been a problem for Edu and Mikel Arteta. So it looks imperative that Arsenal are incredibly busy in the final days before the deadline.
They have been linked with a host of names. And one of those who has reportedly been on the radar is Yves Bissouma.
Football London previously reported that Bissouma wants to move to the Emirates. And he had apparently instructed his agent that he wanted to head to North London.
That report came out in early June. And there seems to have been very few updates since then. It would appear that Arsenal were not as keen as Bissouma on a deal.
The Gunners have strengthened in the middle of the park. Albert Sambi Lokonga looks to be a real find.
However, Granit Xhaka was heavily linked with a move away this summer. In fact, it was suggested at one stage that personal terms with Roma had been agreed.
Bissouma proves point to Arsenal with stunning display
But Xhaka remains an Arsenal player. He captained the club on the opening day and has reportedly penned a contract extension.
Xhaka’s situation sums up a lot of the frustrations for Gunners supporters. A player so strongly linked with leaving – and apparently agreeing a move elsewhere – not only stays, but also takes on such a prominent role.
And it would appear that many Arsenal fans would rather have Bissouma – judging by their reaction to his performance on Saturday.
The Seagulls beat Watford 2-0 at the Amex Stadium. And Bissouma was outstanding.
His brilliant work set up the second goal for Neal Maupay. He made five successful challenges – no player could match his tally (Whoscored).
Meanwhile, he made five interceptions. Once again, he topped the charts for the two sides. And remarkably, he managed three more than the rest of the Brighton team combined.
The 24-year-old has been an inspired signing for Brighton. And he has shone for much of his time in the Premier League following his 2018 arrival.
For many Arsenal fans, he is exactly what they need. Most feel it is too late for the Gunners to go and get him this summer however.
They have expressed their disbelief that Arsenal have not made a stronger move.
He wants to join. And the Gunners have proved that they are prepared to part with considerable sums to get players in this summer.
‘His energy is what we need’
Some fear that any chance of a future deal has now gone. They expect Bissouma to be attracting offers from higher up the table in the coming windows.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Arsenal fans reacted to Bissouma’s display this weekend…
Bissouma somehow STILL available and actually wants to play for us btw
— ✍️ (@AdammAFC) August 21, 2021
Oh, and how we’ve not gone for Bissouma is absolutely baffling. He has everything we lack in midfield, and when he joins another club we’ll regret it massively for years. #afc
— David (@Davo_614) August 21, 2021
Bissouma is great btw. Shame we don’t seem interested in him.
— Ben (@BenAFC) August 21, 2021
Bissouma would be such a massive upgrade in our midfield. Really top player #AFC
— 🆃🆂🅷🅸🅳🅸🆂O (@tshidiso9) August 21, 2021
— Afc 🔴⚪️ (@EnthusiastAfc) August 21, 2021
Bissouma is the type of transforming signing that a club in our position should be making. Would take us up a level more than any of the signings we’ve made so far.
— Mo_AFC (@Arsenal89_Mo) August 21, 2021
Please sign Bissouma @m8arteta 🙏🙏🙏
— Kieran (@GoonerKieAFC) August 21, 2021
— AFC 🔴⚪️ (@CompleteArsenal) August 21, 2021
— Arsenality (@CalebGirango) August 21, 2021