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Arsenal “nonetheless very eager” on £90m “machine”

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Arsenal stay focused on Moises Caicedo forward of the summer time switch window…

What is the newest on Arsenal’s curiosity in Moises Caicedo?

Based on famend switch guru and journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are “nonetheless very eager” on the Brighton and Hove Albion star, having had a few bids rejected for him in January, with the Seagulls finally tying him all the way down to a new contract.

That clearly hasn’t detracted curiosity from the north London giants although, having provided a whopping £70m solely two months in the past.

Brighton held agency over their £90m price ticket, which is comprehensible given they’re battling for a spot in Europe subsequent time period, with Roberto De Zerbi’s high-fliers sat seventh within the standings, tied on factors with 2019/20 champions Liverpool.


Might Caicedo be part of Declan Rice on the Emirates?

Such attraction might result in fears over the Gunners cooling their pursuit of West Ham United skipper Declan Rice, who in line with some stories is Mikel Arteta‘s prime goal when the switch window reopens for enterprise on the finish of the present marketing campaign.

Nonetheless, that might not be the case as there’s a world the place each Caicedo and the England worldwide swap their present Premier League groups for the hallowed turf of the Emirates Stadium.

“Caicedo, Rice; Arsenal are in for each of these, we expect, in the summertime,” claimed reporter Dharmesh Sheth on Sky Sports activities, lower than 24 hours after deadline day (by way of The Solar).

If the Premier League leaders have been to go on to clinch the title, then the monetary good points from such an illustrious feat might effectively enable sporting director Edu Gaspar to make such an thrilling double swoop and with each gamers 24 years outdated or below, they’d be signings that cement the long-term way forward for the Gunners’ engine room.

In Rice, you are getting a forward-thinking, progressive powerhouse – rating sixth for progressive passes per 90, third for progressive carries per 90 and second for recoveries per 90 in comparison with different central midfielders within the top-flight this time period, by way of FBref.

While Caicedo is behind the Hammers star in each regards, he does outrank him for tackles and interceptions per 90, providing extra inflexible defensive stability within the coronary heart of the pitch, but each are splendidly avant-garde in nature as they’re your typical modern-day athletic monsters, the kind that may ‘do all of it’.

As soon as described as being “considerably paying homage to [N’Golo] Kante” by Ecuadorian soccer historian and statistician Enrico Castro-Montes – one other participant that might be described because the ‘full’ midfielder – the 21-year-old dynamo might kind a mouth-watering pivot alongside Rice, with present Arsenal captain and essential creator Martin Odegaard taking part in additional ahead within the no.10 function.

Granit Xhaka, 30, and Thomas Partey, 29, are astute choices for now however that will not be the case in two-to-three years, whereas the aforementioned duo will start getting into the height years of their profession.

The Brighton “machine” – as lauded by scout Jacek Kulig earlier within the season – could be a significant assertion of intent from Edu and co, significantly following a possible title triumph as each he and Rice would present that the Gunners aren’t right here to be one-season wonders – a la Leicester Metropolis – however as an alternative, it might sign the start of a brand new and profitable daybreak in north London.

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