Yves Bissouma brighton player arrested, led from The Arch bar in handcuffs

Cops handcuffed and marched Premier League ace Yves Bissouma out of a nightclub in the early hours of yesterday.

The in-demand Brighton midfielder, 25, was arrested in the city and spent the day in detention.

Last night, shocked guests described how they witnessed Premier League ace Bissouma being marched out of a packed nightclub by police officers in handcuffs.

The Brighton midfielder — who has been linked with a number of high-profile teams like Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal — was partying with a friend when cops were called.

Bissouma, who is expected to command a high transfer fee during the forthcoming January transfer window, was subsequently stopped by authorities at popular downtown venue The Arch and carried away in handcuffs shortly after 2 a.m.

"The club was full," an insider recalled. "It was a popular student night, especially for newcomers to town."

People were taken aback to see Bissouma in the club - he is currently Brighton's top player, so he certainly caught their attention. "They were even more taken aback to see him being brought away in handcuffs outside the club."

Yves Bissouma brighton player arrested, led from The Arch bar in handcuffs
Bissouma, who spent the day in detention, was out partying with a friend when cops were called.
'Everyone was taken aback.'

Onlookers on the Brighton seaside witnessed Bissouma, dressed in a check shirt-style sweatshirt, being carried away by two police officers.

His 40-year-old companion was also arrested.

"People were completely taken aback by what was happening," the insider continued. The next thing we knew, he was being escorted away in handcuffs by two police officers. I couldn't believe what I was hearing."

Last night, Sussex Police stated that a man in his twenties and another in his forties were arrested "in the early hours."

They remained in police detention yesterday, undergoing questioning.

According to witnesses, they were at The Arch for "a couple of hours" before to the alleged incident at approximately 1.30am.

The nightclub was organizing a famous weekly promotion night for students. Bissouma, who earns £45,000 per week, has been one of Brighton's standout players this season, helping the club climb to sixth place in the Premier League rankings - just two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Onlookers captured footage of Bissouma being led from The Arch bar in handcuffs shortly after 2 a.m.
Onlookers captured footage of Bissouma being led from The Arch bar in handcuffs shortly after 2 a.m.

He stated his intention to be the best in the Premier League last month.

When asked who the Premier League's best midfielder was, he told BBC One's Football Focus: "I don't want to sound arrogant, but it is me because I am constantly striving to be the best." As a result, I am unable to use another name. " I'm aware that there are other talented midfielders in the Premier League, but for me, it's me because it gives me the confidence and energy to work hard and prove to everybody that I am here and that I am Bissouma."

The winger, who was born in the Ivory Coast but is now a Mali international, joined the Seagulls in 2018 for a rumoured £15million fee from French side Lille.

He scored his first goal for the club in the FA Cup third round against Bournemouth in 2019. Bissouma has since piqued the interest of a slew of Big Six clubs with a succession of outstanding displays.

Last season, one against Everton had Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher exclaiming that he was "the greatest player on the pitch by a mile." "You looked at him, and he truly does appear like a top-quality player," he continued.

The Brighton ace has been linked with a variety of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal.
The Brighton ace has been linked with a variety of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal.
'Outstanding footballer'

Gary Lineker, host of Match of the Day, has described him as a "outstanding footballer."

Among his standout performances was a 30-yard strike against Everton in October 2020, which earned him the club's Goal of the Month honor.

Brighton fought tooth and claw to keep him during the summer, and he started this season similarly well until suffering a knee injury.

It kept him out of last Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal.

He also missed the previous Monday's 1-1 tie with fierce rivals Crystal Palace. He has been linked with a move away from the club in the January transfer window.

Brighton manager Graham Potter has described his six-foot-tall hero as "special," adding that he "does not have a clear successor."

Bissouma previously described his anguish at leaving his parents in the Ivory Coast at the age of 13 to attend a Mali football academy.

"It was difficult to leave my parents," he told The Guardian.

However, I told myself, 'Maman and Papa have done everything possible for me; now I must demonstrate that I am a man and fight to achieve'."

"Brighton & Hove Albion are aware that one of their players is assisting police with an investigation into an alleged offence," a club spokesman said last night.

The matter is currently undergoing legal proceedings, and as a result, the club is unable to comment further at this time."

Last night, the Arch did not respond to a request for comment.