RAY PARLOUR has urged Arsenal to bring Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma to the Emirates as he claimed he is the ‘one player’ he wants signed.
The Gunners legend, 48, believes the Mali international has ‘got everything’ in his locker as he waxed lyrical over the ex-Lille star.
Bissouma, 25, was linked with a move away from the Amex Stadium in the summer with Arsenal one of the interested clubs.
And it is has been claimed that the North Londoners, along with Manchester United and Liverpool, could make a swoop to sign him in January.
Former England international Parlour has given his seal of approval for the player, who recently labelled himself as the best midfielder in the Premier League.
Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “I’ve said for a long time that Bissouma is a top-class player.
“I would love to see him at Arsenal, I said that in the transfer window: the one player I would like to see is Bissouma.
“I think he’s got everything. He’s efficient on the ball, he can put his foot in as well, he can pass.
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“He probably could score a few more goals I should imagine, but he’s not in the position to score goals. He’s the one that is going to keep everything ticking.”
But even though Bissouma has started in all five of Brighton’s top-flight matches this term – of which they have won four – Parlour‘s former Arsenal team-mate Nigel Winterburn thinks the club should avoid making a move.
He told Paddy Power: “Bissouma probably won’t go to Arsenal, given who they have signed, unless the club wants to change things up further.
“I’ve been impressed with Albert Sambi Lokonga. Lokonga will be superb given what we’ve seen so far. Arsenal have Thomas Partey too.
“Do they need another player there? Potentially, but then he’d be fighting for the position.
“Is Bissouma even big or good enough for a top four team? Looking at the current top four, he’d find himself on the bench a fair amount.
“One thing that is in his favour though is he has no shortage in self-confidence.”