Report: Arsenal eye shocking move for Tottenham's Bissouma

Mikel Arteta is reportedly interested in Tottenham's Bissouma || Image credit: Imago

Report: Arsenal eye shocking move for Tottenham's Bissouma

Faruq Ibrahim 23:00 - 18.09.2023
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of Yves Bissouma, and a move could be made for him despite his current employers being their cross-town rivals.

Arsenal are reportedly interested in making a move for Mali international Yves Bissouma, who is currently contracted to their bitterest rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. 

The 27-year-old midfielder joined the Lilywhites last summer but struggled to settle into the team as he battled injuries and a lack of trust from then-Spurs manager Antonio Conte.

Last season now seems to be forever ago, as Bissouma has been an integral part of Spurs resurgence under current boss Ange Postecoglou, but they could be set to lose him.

Arsenal eye Bissouma 

According to a report by Fichajes, Mikel Arteta wants to add to his collection in midfield and has his sights set on the former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder.

Given the intense rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham and the fact that Bissouma still has until 2026 before his current deal with Spurs expires, the Gunners will have to pay through the nose if they are to prise him away from the Postecoglou-led side.

Yves Bissouma in action for Tottenham
Yves Bissouma in action for Tottenham
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager || Photo Credit: Imago
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager || Photo Credit: Imago

Also, given Daniel Levy’s aversion to doing deals with perceived Premier League rivals, the likelihood of Arteta landing this target is even more unlikely.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has defended his choice to drop Aaron Ramsdale and start David Raya in the 1-0 victory over Everton by explaining an elaborate rotation plan.

The former midfielder explained that having two quality players in every position, even between the sticks, had always been the intent, and the signing of Raya was a realisation of it.

He went further, suggesting that both goalkeepers will be put through rotation, like has rarely been seen in the game.

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