What’s the latest on Arteta’s future?
The report claims that the idea of pursuing the Spaniard is in ‘doubt’ after a miserable first full season at the helm that sees them in ninth place in the Premier League, six points behind West Ham United in last place European.
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Clearly, there is a chance Arsenal could still win the Europa League despite falling behind former coach Unai Emery Villarreal ahead of Thursday’s home game in the semi-finals.
Italian media TuttoMercatoWeb had previously suggested that the 39-year-old could lose his job if he does not win the tournament.
What is the news of transfers involving Bissouma?
They also claim that even if Arteta were to be sacked, Bissouma would be targeted. Importantly, the report also suggests that Arsenal are in ‘pole position’ to sign the midfielder ahead of Tottenham, Everton and West Ham.
How much would Bissouma cost?
The People reports that Brighton would be “happy to double his money” this summer, as the 24-year-old enters the final two years of his contract on the south coast.
Having signed for £ 15million in 2018, this would suggest Bissouma would cost any club looking to sign him around £ 30million.
How well has Bissouma played this season?
According to WhoScored data, the Mali international has averaged 2.8 tackles and 1.7 interceptions per game this season, which would put him first in two measures in Arsenal’s squad.
Still, that doesn’t mean Bisouma is just a defensive midfielder. His 1.2 shots per game average, as well as 1.5 dribbles over the same span, would be the greatest of all of the Gunners’ current options in central midfield.
Clearly possessing the drive to make an impact both offensively and defensively, Bissouma appears to be an ideal option as a box-to-box midfielder.
What did Jamie Carragher say about him?
Speaking on Sky Sports in April following Brighton’s draw with Everton, Jamie Carragher praised Bissouma.
“The biggest talking point or the shining spark of the match was the performance of Bissouma, who was the man of the match but not just the best player on the pitch, the best player on the pitch a mile, he really was. said (via the Daily Mail).
“You watched him and he really looks like a high quality player. He was excellent at Old Trafford [against Manchester United] for Brighton and he just looked head and shoulders above everyone on the pitch [versus Everton].
“He’s someone a lot of teams have talked about or looked at. I don’t think the teams will watch him, I think they will make an offer for him at the end of the season. “
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