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Reported Arsenal target Yves Bissouma has claimed that he’s the best midfielder in the Premier League.

The Brighton & Hove Albion star has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners for a lot of this year.

But Arsenal failed to sign him in January and during the summer, instead bringing Albert Sambi Lokonga to North London.

Bissouma told BBC’s Football Focus: “I don’t want to be arrogant, but it’s me because in my head I am working to be the best.

“So I cannot say another name, I know in the Premier League there are so many good midfielder, but for me, it’s me because that gives me the confidence and the energy to work hard to show people I am here and I am Bissouma.”

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Here’s how some Arsenal fans reacted to his claim on Twitter:

January move?

It seems unlikely that Arsenal will renew an interest in Bissouma, unfortunately for the supporters.

As mentioned, Edu has already signed Albert Sambi Lokonga who, in the Brazilian’s defence, is looking like quite a fine addition so far – and a bargain at £15 million.

But you can see why Arsenal fans are desperate for the Seagulls midfielder.

Not only is he a quality player and one who dominated the Gunners in North London last season, but it has also been widely reported that the player himself wants a move to N5.

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