Arsenal have been dealt contemporary hope of their long-standing bid to signal Moises Caicedo of Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Gunners launched a late transfer throughout the January switch window for the Ecuadorian as they seemed to safe cowl for Thomas Partey in midfield. Ultimately, they wound up signing Jorginho from Chelsea. 

Brighton held agency regardless of curiosity in Caicedo, adamant that he would stay on the membership in line with The Athletic (opens in new tab), whereas Arsenal reportedly didn’t push too arduous for the midfielder, so as to not threat their relationship with the Seagulls over future offers. 

Arsenal missed out on Caicedo, bringing Jorginho to the membership as a substitute (Picture credit score: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC through Getty Photos)

Caicedo really prolonged his contract with Brighton (opens in new tab) not lengthy after that – however now it has emerged that the 21-year-old has an exit path to the Gunners in any case.