Arsenal have started to do what they should have been doing at the start of the season and have started to put wins on the board and build momentum as they look to climb up the Premier League table.
The Gunners have managed to pick up back-to-back wins against Burnley and Norwich City recently, although a north London derby against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur awaits them at the weekend.
Fortunately for Mikel Arteta’s team, Spurs are not in very good form themselves, with their last two matches ending in 3-0 defeats against other London opposition (Crystal Palace and Chelsea), so perhaps Arsenal can make it three in a row? Those that like to wager on the action and use 1xbet NZ might be fancying the odds that may be presented to them on game day.
Nonetheless, there has been plenty of talk about the red side of north London, with club legends chiming in on who they feel their former club needs to get back to the brilliant days that they once enjoyed.
Ray Parlour has become a leading host on talkSPORT over the years and he has recently stated that he feels Brighton & Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma would be the one player that the Gunners need to sign.
“I’ve said for a long time that Bissouma is a top-class player,” Parlour told talkSPORT. “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.
“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.”
Unfortunately for Arsenal, it could be a challenge for them to sign the Mali international as the 25-year-old continues to impress and has continued to attract attention from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the past.
Brighton are said to have wanted £40 million for him last summer, and that figure is only likely going to increase if he continues to put in the performances that he does for the Seagulls in the Premier League.
Bissouma may have provided clubs with an opportunity in the future to sign him, although they will need to be able to offer him Champions League football, which is something that the Gunners do not look to be able to achieve any time soon.
There is still plenty of time before any move can happen, though, so Arteta and Arsenal will be best suited to trying to climb up the table and put themselves in a position where they can challenge top clubs for the best players once again.
Therefore, a win against Tottenham might not only be ideal for fans who love to have the upper hand over their fierce rivals, but also get their Premier League season back on track and finally heading in the right direction.