Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has sent former Brighton teammate Ben White a good luck message after the Englishman was announced as an Arsenal player on Friday afternoon.
White was unveiled as the Gunners’ third signing of the summer, joining Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga, who were signed from Benfica and Anderlecht respectively.
The English international signed a long-term deal and has been handed the number four shirt, previously donned by Arsenal icons Patrick Vieira and Cesc Fabregas.
The 23-year-old has been sent plenty of congratulations messages from fellow Premier League stars, with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish wishing him well and his former teammate Bissouma sending him a good luck comment on his social media page.
The Mali international replied to White’s Instagram post saying: “All the best my g.”
Arsenal fans have been hoping that Bissouma joins White at the Emirates Stadium, with the 24-year-old reportedly subject of interest from chief executive Edu this summer.
football.london reported back in January that the Gunners are interested in the tough-tackling midfielder and close friend of Bissouma’s told football.london that he “loves the Premier League” and would choose a move to the north London club over any other Premier League side if they came in for him.
And former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher thinks Bissouma would be a brilliant signing for any top team in the English top-flight.
“You looked at him and he really does look like a top-quality player”, Carragher told Sky Sports.
“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 been someone a lot of teams have talked about or looked at. I don’t think teams will be looking at him, I think they will be bidding for him at the end of the season.”
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Source by Football London