Arsenal confident of signing Brighton’s Yves Bissouma | 101 Great Goals

Arsenal’s midfield issues

It has become very clear this season Arsenal are in desperate need of reinforcing the quality of their midfield.

Newcomer Thomas Partey has faced injury problems that has kept him out for a large portion of the season. Whilst Granit Xhaka has spent recent weeks playing at left-back as cover for the injured Kieran Tierney.

With either of these two out, Mikel Arteta has had to deputise with one of Dani Ceballos or Mohamed Elneny taking one of the duo’s place.

Arsenal confident of signing Brighton’s Yves Bissouma

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The Egyptian has shown to be a safe option but provides little going forwards. Known for his passive style of play and disciplined positioning, the range of passing in comparison to the aforementioned starters is significantly restricted.

Ceballos has frustrated fans with a number of high-profile errors, in particular in the Europa League games against Benfica, Olympiacos and Villarreal.

It is reported the decision has been made for him to return to Real Madrid when his loan ends with no intentions to make the deal permanent.

Therefore the Gunners will need additional quality in the window and reports suggest they are confident of getting their main target.

Gunners ‘confident’ on Bissouma

One of the clear favourites amongst the Arsenal fan base and seemingly the club too is that of Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma.

The midfielder has dominated plenty of performances for the Seagulls and appears to be a great compliment to whoever he partners.

The prospect of playing him and Thomas Partey together is certainly one which will excite many Gunners supporters.

101 produced an analytical piece detailing why it would be good for Arsenal to pursue a move for Bissouma back in December which you can read here.

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are confident of wrapping up a deal for the 24-year-old.

Brighton signed Bissouma from Lille for £15 million and would be expected to at least double their money for the midfielder.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 34 47 80
2 Manchester United FC 33 29 67
3 Leicester City FC 34 22 63
4 Chelsea FC 33 20 58
5 West Ham United FC 33 10 55
6 Liverpool FC 33 16 54
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 33 18 53
8 Everton FC 32 4 52
9 Leeds United 34 -2 47
10 Arsenal FC 33 7 46
11 Aston Villa FC 32 9 45
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 33 -13 41
13 Crystal Palace FC 33 -22 38
14 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 34 -4 37
15 Southampton FC 33 -18 37
16 Burnley FC 33 -15 36
17 Newcastle United FC 33 -18 36
18 Fulham FC 33 -18 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 33 -34 25
20 Sheffield United FC 33 -38 17
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 21
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 15
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 15
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 10
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 10
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9

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