Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma will choose Arsenal over Liverpool this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 24-year-old will push for a move to the Emirates as he is a fan of the club and will also want to live in London.

According to The Times, Bissouma has informed Brighton of his wish to leave this summer.

It is said that Jurgen Klopp has identified the Mali international as the ideal replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum this summer, who looks set to join Barcelona.

According to Football.London, Arsenal also want to sign Bissouma and their cause may be aided by the player’s regular contact with his former Lille teammates Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes.

When asked by Football Insider if the Gunners could beat the likes of Liverpool to his signature, Campbell said: “I’m confident we can beat Liverpool to him.

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“From what I hear, he is an Arsenal fan so that should work in our favour.

“This might be another case where London really helps. A lot of players want to live there.

“I know Bissouma is coveted by quite a few clubs but I think they’ve got a great chance of getting him.

“The other clubs after him cannot promise him first team football. We have seen players going to Liverpool and Man City and struggling to get games. If Bissouma went to Arsenal he would be guaranteed to start every week.

“When you look at Liverpool, there is Thiago, Henderson, Fabinho, the Ox, Milner. I think he’d choose Arsenal.”

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