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Graham Potter gives fresh updates on Brighton duo Yves Bissouma & Tariq Lamptey ahead of Arsenal clash

Graham Potter gives fresh updates on Brighton duo Yves Bissouma & Tariq Lamptey ahead of Arsenal clash

Bissouma and Lamptey facing late decisions

Brighton boss Graham Potter spoke ahead of the Seagulls’ Saturday clash with Arsenal at the Amex Community stadium, giving fresh updates on a handful of first-team players.

Potter’s men are currently performing above expectations, sitting joint-second in the Premier League table alongside Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton, in a season that is reading closer to what 2020-21 could have been, had Brighton not vastly underperformed their expected data.

When asked about key midfielder Yves Bissouma’s status, Potter did not give away anything definitive;

“Bissouma is making decent progress, this game [Crystal Palace] came a little bit soon for him. We are hopeful he can be available against Arsenal but we will have to see at the back end of the week.”

As for the now-returned Tariq Lamptey, who made the bench against Crystal Palace on Monday after a 45-minute cameo against Swansea in the Carabao Cup, the stopper is too facing a late call.

Brighton boss respects in-form Arsenal

With Brighton flying high early doors in the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, their third big test of the season comes from in-form Arsenal, who have won three on the spin after a three-match winless run to open proceedings at the Emirates.

Graham Potter

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

But Potter remains wary of Mikel Arteta’s Gunners, and expects a tough match at the Amex;

“You can see the quality Arsenal have, fantastic young players, very organized.”

The Brighton boss also discussed the hardships that the Arsenal headmaster has been forced to endure, despite having brought silverware to north London:

“It’s never a straight line, sometimes you get setbacks and things happen, sometimes from the outside you don’t know what happens and you have to deal with that. Arsenal have won a major trophy under Mikel, which is not easy to do.”


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 16 18
3 Manchester City 8 13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 3 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
6 Manchester United 8 6 14
7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
9 Brentford FC 8 3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Arsenal FC 8 -5 11
13 Aston Villa 8 0 10
14 Crystal Palace 8 -3 8
15 Southampton FC 8 -4 7
16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 -9 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3