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Arsenal urged to sign two Brighton midfielders in January

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The Gunners are looking to hold on to their place at the top of the Premier League table.

Arsenal should call off a move for Youri Tielemans and instead sign Alexis Mc Allister and Moises Caicedo, according to Emmanuel Petit.

Following a failed attempt to reinforce their midfield line in the summer, Arsenal are back in the market to sign a new playmaker this January.

Leicester City star Tielemans has emerged as the Gunners’ main target. But Petit believes two Brighton players are fit to improve Arsenal’s midfield line under Mikel Arteta.

Speaking to Mega Casino, the former Arsenal star said: “If we’re talking about midfielders for Arsenal, I know the links are there with Tielemans at Leicester, who I think is a good player.

“But I’m not sure he is what Arsenal needs. I’m a big fan of two players from Brighton: Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo.

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“Mac Allister, I said this last season before he won the World Cup, he is a guy that does everything in the midfield.

“He sets the tempo, carries the ball. Technically, he is very good. He scores goals.

“The guy that sits next to him at Brighton, Caicedo, he is excellent. 

“If Arsenal could take both of those players, two guys who know each other, they would fit perfectly at the club. They would do everything that Arteta wants in midfield.

“Both of them are young and could form a partnership for years. Mac Allister has just won the World Cup. He won the Copa America last year. 

“In terms of his experience and maturity, he played almost every single game at the World Cup and he played really well.

“He is at Brighton! What are Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City doing? Come on! He plays brilliant football.”