Garth Crooks was full of praise for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo’s performance against Arsenal after naming him in his latest Premier League team of the week.
The 21-year-old is clearly a player with a big future after an outstanding campaign with Brighton, and, according to the Times, he remains one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets for the summer after they failed to sign him in January.
Caicedo looks like he’d be a great fit for the Gunners, and Crooks admits he can see why they pushed so hard to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
Writing in his BBC Sport column about Caicedo’s performance in this weekend’s game, Crooks said: “Arsenal wanted to buy Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and after this performance against the Gunners I can see why.
Moises Caicedo would be a superb signing for Arsenal
“Following his encounter with Gabriel Martinelli you could see this is a player from the old school and he’s going places. #
“They made two bids for the Ecuador international this season and it caused a terrible fuss. Brighton refused the offers and they were sizable.
“The player, naturally upset, took some time to get over the disappointment but to his credit settled his differences with the Seagulls and continued to produce outstanding performances, notwithstanding this extraordinary trouncing of the Gunners on their own turf.”
The Ecuador international is surely too good to stay at Brighton for much longer, even if Roberto de Zerbi is building an exciting side.
Caicedo looks like he has the potential to go to the very top, and Arsenal looks a tempting destination right now as Mikel Arteta has them back in the Champions League and surely competing for major trophies again.
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