Moises Caicedo could solve two Arsenal problems at once, Mikel Arteta must take note
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Moises Caicedo could solve two of Arsenal's problems at once, should Mikel Arteta managed to land the Brighton midfielder this summer.
Caicedo was the subject of two rejected bids from Arsenal in January, with the Seagulls able to fend off interest for their prized asset.
The 21-year-old later penned fresh terms keeping him at the Amex until 2027, although news of a new contract has reportedly not put Arsenal off.
While Arteta may have even more reason to pursue the Ecuador international after his fascinating positional change against Manchester United on Thursday.
Caicedo's new position
Despite the Gunners' need to add a midfielder to their ranks this summer, recent performances have suggested they could do with some defensive cover too.
Arsenal have struggled in the absence of central defender William Saliba, who suffered a back injury against Sporting Lisbon in March.
Indeed, should Arsenal fail to catch up with Manchester City, the Frenchman's absence could be looked back on as one of the defining reasons why Arsenal weren't crowned champions.
However, Caicedo could be the perfect solution.
The dynamic midfielder played as an inverted right-back during Brighton's first half against Manchester United, displaying his versatility and defensive prowess,
Due to an injury to Takehiro Tomiyasu, Arsenal fans have been calling out for a right-back to allow Ben White to play Saliba's role alongside Gabriel Magalhaes.
Caicedo's proven ability to play the position could save Arteta millions in the transfer window, with the player able to move to right-back should Arsenal find themselves in a similar situation in future.