Brighton and Eagles of Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, has won the heart of Arsenal legend Ray Parlour, with him urging the Arsenal to recruit the Malian.

Bissouma has been linked with a move to Arsenal for some time, but the Gunners bolstered their midfield with the addition of Albert Sambi Lokonga in the summer.

Bissouma has continued to impress for the Seagulls this season despite the fact that he has other admirers.

Gunners can still get their target, despite the fact that he will not come cheap, given how much the South Coast club forced them to pay for Ben White in the previous transfer window.

Parlour enjoys watching the ex Lille midfielder play and hopes to see him play for his old team at the Emirates.

He claimed the Malian was top-class in a recent plaudits comment about the midfielder, and that he is one player he wants to see appear in an Arsenal shirt.

‘I’ve said for a long time that Bissouma is a top-class player,’ Parlour said on 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.’