Arsenal identify ‘number one’ target as late transfer swoop remains a possibility

Latest news on the transfer front involving Arsenal as they prepare for their next game

Arsenal remain top of the Premier League after beating Manchester United 3-2 last time out. They return to the action with an FA Cup away clash against Manchester City on Friday.

The Gunners are currently five points above Pep Guardiola’s side in the table with a game in hand. Here is a look at some of the latest news and rumours regarding the club...

Late swoop for midfielder?

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has refused to rule out a late Arsenal swoop for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moses Caicedo. Mikel Arteta’s side have until the transfer window shuts on Tuesday to add further bodies into their squad as they chase down the title.

Caicedo is a man in-demand after catching the eye with the Seagulls over recent times and they will be keen to keep him. Romano has told CaughtOffside: “I wouldn’t exclude anything happening in the final days, after last summer they tried on Deadline Day for Douglas Luiz out of nothing. Let’s see for Caicedo, it’s important to underline that Brighton have no intention to sell unless they receive an important bid; Arsenal are informed on the player’s side.”

Attacker linked

The Gunners are being linked with a swoop for Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa this summer. According to Italian news outlet CalcioMercato, the Italy international is Arteta’s ‘number one’ target at the end of this season.

Chiesa, who is 25-years-old, has scored 19 goals in 69 games in all competitions since joining Juve from Fiorentina. Arsenal could see him as someone to further bolster their options going forward.