Yves Bissouma hints at Arsenal move in cryptic Instagram post
He's certainly putting himself out there
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma has appeared to issue a 'come-and-get-me-plea' to Arsenal after teasing a move to the Gunners.
The 25-year-old, who is reportedly a target for Mikel Arteta's side, enjoyed a successful campaign with the Seagulls, helping Graham Potter's men to finish ninth in the Premier League.
With just one year left on his current contract at the Amex Stadium, the former Lille man is thought to be a target for a number of top-flight clubs - including Arsenal.
Leicester City man Youri Tielemans has also been linked with a move to the Emirates, and Bissouma has fuelled speculation that both players could be making the move to North London.
Impressive in Mali's convincing win
Bissouma grabbed two assists as Mali defeated Congo 4-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.
After the match, one fan posted a video of Bissouma in action for his country, writing: "For me, I think he and Tielemans should be our priority at midfield, we must get [Bissouma] at all cost [Arsenal]."
Bissouma went on to share the upload to his own Instagram story, later re-posting another comment from the same supporter.
It read: "I've been following up on Bissouma and I think he's the one to replace Partey long-term, he's just 25."
Unsurprisingly, his social media activity left Arsenal fans dreaming of a potential transfer.
How did social media react?
One supporter tweeted: "I absolutely agree, bissouma is parteys (sic) long term replacement but without the injury issues. Grab him now while he’s cheap".
I absolutely agree, bissouma is parteys long term replacement but without the injury issues. Grab him now while he’s cheap https://t.co/3KpYPudnQw
— ☜ Uhtred son of Uhtred 🇨🇩🇬🇩♔ (@Ot_Silz) June 5, 2022
Another added: "Bissouma and Tielemans to take Xhaka and Partey place! Partey in (sic) an injury prone and xhaka it’s time for him to leave!"
Bissouma and Tielemans to take Xhaka and Partey place! Partey in an injury prone and xhaka it’s time for him to leave!
— Andrea 🇮🇹 (@Andrea_8802) June 5, 2022
A third user wrote: "If we can get him for a decent price then he would be a very good rotation option for partey, only worry would be what happens with afcon".
If we can get him for a decent price then he would be a very good rotation option for partey, only worry would be what happens with afcon
— AFC StudMuffin (@AlphaStudAFC) June 5, 2022
Another person said: "Better than Partey is not injury prone I wouldn’t even think about it".
Better than Partey is not injury prone I wouldn’t even think about it
— Black_Ricko (@Craig_Kashaya) June 5, 2022
Bissouma made 28 appearances for Brighton this season, registering two goals and two assists.
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