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'Real calibre': Ian Wright names his dream Arsenal summer signing - it's not Odegaard

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has named the one player he wants his former side to sign in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Gunners are expected to be very active in the summer window. We need reinforcements in multiple areas of the pitch, but none more so than in the middle of the park.

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Arsenal signed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer and he is an exceptional player. The Ghanaian, however, can be at his best when he plays alongside a natural number six – something that Arsenal don’t have at the moment.

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Wright has revealed that he is dreaming about Arsenal signing Brighton and Hove Albion star Yves Bissouma. He believes that the Mali international would be perfect alongside Partey, and almost every Gunners supporter agrees with that assessment.

He said on Optus Sport’s The Kelly and Wrighty Show: “You need someone next to Partey of real calibre. People keep mentioning Bissouma, if only. Someone like Bissouma, but Arsenal have to be in European competition.

“We need that player next to him, we want to play out the back – get it to Partey, and have that solidity of Partey and – I know I’m dreaming, but Bissouma – to get the ball to a player like [Martin] Odegaard, if he stays. A massive if.”

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The Insider’s View:

We agree with you, Wrighty. Bissouma would be an exceptional signing for Arsenal if we can get a deal done for him in the summer transfer window.

The Mali international knows the Premier League very well. He is excellent defensively and is very good with the ball at his feet as well.

Bissouma and Partey, on paper at least, would be one of the best midfield partnerships in the Premier League. However, it will not be easy for Arsenal to get the deal done, especially if we drop out of Europe.

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