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Arsenal urged to sign 'exceptional' star who wished Ben White well after Gunners move

Arsenal icon Kevin Campbell has urged the Gunners to move for Yves Bissouma this summer.

The north Londoners have been linked with the Brighton star for a number of months now.

And judging by several reports, it looks as though Bissouma is open to the Emirates Stadium.

In June, football.london reported that the 24-year-old had instructed his agent to try and get him to Arsenal.

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The same outlet claimed in January that the Gunners had made contact with Bissouma’s representatives.

The Athletic claimed in April that Bissouma has a £40million price tag.

And Campbell is adamant that Arsenal would benefit by having the Malian in their ranks.

“Bissouma, for me, he is the ideal partner in there for Thomas Partey,” he told Highbury Squad.

“He is combative, he is a lot better on the ball than people give him credit for, the kid can play.

“He is young, he knows the Premier League, he is tough, he tracks back, he puts the tackles in, he is box-to-box, if you need him he can hold.

“That’s my guy!”

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Arsenal targeting an “exceptional” player?

Bissouma looked a cut above for the Seagulls last season, showing quality and consistency.

He made 39 appearances in all competitions, of which 36 came in the Premier League.

Bissouma’s Whoscored ratings for 2020-21 are impressive – 7.01 from 31 appearances in CM and 6.99 from four at DMC.

And one of the Malian’s displays, in the 0-0 draw with Everton in April, prompted this compliment from Gary Lineker:

Bissouma wished Ben White well today following his move to Arsenal – can the Gunners make it two signings from Brighton this summer?

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