Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta demands midfield signing, it’s not Rice

Moises Caicedo of Brighton & Hove Albion (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Moises Caicedo of Brighton & Hove Albion (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta names his dream midfield signing in the summer, Arsenal have been given fresh hope about one of their main targets and Chelsea are backed to destroy ANOTHER Arsenal deal.

For yesterday’s Arsenal transfer news, click here.

Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta “obsessed” with Moises Caicedo

If you cast your mind back to the January transfer window, there was one transfer saga which stood out above the rest. Arsenal were severely interested in signing Moises Caicedo, but Brighton ended up blocking a move.

According to the Spanish outlet Nacional (via Football365), Mikel Arteta is “obsessed” with the potential of signing Moises Caicedo and wants to sign the Ecuadorian midfielder at all costs. Therefore, it seems likely he is above Declan Rice in the pecking order.

Arsenal transfer news – Pundit thinks Arsenal could sign Mason Mount

It seems rare these days that any transfer news doesn’t involve Chelsea. This is because one half of the population of players play at Stamford Bridge.

However, news which broke yesterday regarding Mason Mount was bad news for any club interested in signing him, Arsenal being one of those clubs. After Todd Boehly had claimed he wants Mason Mount to stay at Chelsea, pundit Jason Cundy (via The Boot Room) thinks that Mount will still leave Chelsea in the summer, with Arsenal one of the clubs majorly linked with him.

Arsenal transfer news – Chelsea backed to beat Arsenal to signing Declan Rice

As discussed earlier, Arsenal have lined up their potential backup options should any deal for Declan Rice fall through. Well, that’s probably a good job with Chelsea lurking. GiveMeSport have backed Chelsea to replicate the situation which occurred with Mykhaylo Mudryk in January by signing Declan Rice, beating the Gunners to it.

What do you make of today’s edition of Arsenal transfer news?