Date: 10th September 2022 at 1:10pm
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Brighton and Hove Albion fans were jubilant on Sunday afternoon, as The Seagulls cruised to a 4-2 victory over Leicester City at The Amex. 

Their joy was relatively short lived, though, as news broke on Thursday that Graham Potter had left to take up the head coach vacancy at Chelsea.

Potter, who had previously managed Swansea City and Swedish side Ostersund before that, had been admired by many for the job he had done during a relatively short spell on the south coast.

It appears that there could be more bad news on the horizon for The Seagulls, though, as one ex-Arsenal star has urged the club to move for one of Brighton’s most important players.

As reported by The Mirror, Emmanuel Petit has encouraged his former employers to make an offer for Alexis Mac Allister, who has been one of Brighton’s most impressive players so far this season.

Arguably the star of the show on Sunday, the Argentine scored twice, and also had a spectacular long range effort ruled out by VAR due to an offside during the build up.

Mac Allister scored twice against Leicester on Sunday

Speaking to Lord Ping about the areas in which Arsenal could improve, Petit admitted that he is a keen admirer of Mac Allister.

“If I were Edu, I’d make an offer for Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton – I really like him,” Petit said.

Mac Allister, 23, joined Brighton from Argentinian side Boca Juniors in 2020 and has since made 78 appearances for the Premier League side, scoring 12 goals and providing six assists in that time.

The Frenchman also implied that Arsenal, who started the season with five consecutive wins before a defeat to Manchester United last time out, are capable of challenging for the title this season.

“We’re seeing things in this Arsenal squad that we haven’t seen before,” he said.

“Maturity, character and personality and so for them to be able to beat the best teams in the division is the last stop for Arsenal.”

Mikel Arteta’s side remain top of the Premier League table despite their defeat at Old Trafford.

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