The Gunners are prepared to support Mikel Arteta By signing Moises Caicedo and Declan Rice this summer.

This summer, Arteta plans to “break the North London club’s spending record.”

Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo are reportedly targets for Arsenal this summer. Arsenal prepare to spend more than £200 million to support Mikel Arteta.

The upcoming season and Champions League football for the first time since 2016-2017 will be Arteta’s main priorities.

The English midfielder’s contract with West Ham has a one-year extension option, but it expires in 2024.

In January, Caicedo was the focus of a lot of speculation after Brighton rejected several offers from Arsenal. Chelsea was also frequently mentioned. 

The Times reports that Arteta will now surpass the North London club’s summer spending record. He will shell out a combined £170 million for Rice and Caicedo.

According to Mail Sport, Rice will probably leave West Ham this summer if a reasonable offer is made. West Ham anticipates that the contract’s 2025 expiration date will strengthen its negotiating position.

Rice’s open admission of his desire to play in the Champions League would increase the Gunners’ chances of signing him. This is because they have already earned qualification for the competition.

Hammers manager Moyes is adamant that his captain won’t leave the team for a low price despite his contract situation.

According to Moyes, Rice won’t leave the club unless one of his suitors is willing to break the British record.

Chelsea’s £106 million payment to Benfica in January to acquire Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez sets the current record.

West Ham is confident that Rice’s demand will increase the cost to as much as £130 million, according to reports.

Caicedo acknowledged that it was “tough” to see a January transfer to Arsenal fall through after Brighton resisted several offers. 

At the tail end of the January transfer window, Arsenal and Chelsea both made bids for the 21-year-old Ecuadorian international, with the Gunners having their offer of up to £70 million rejected by Brighton.

When Caicedo announced his intention to leave the team at the time, Tony Bloom was able to keep the star midfielder thanks to Roberto De Zerbi’s tactful handling of the player. He renewed his contract, keeping him with the team through 2027.

This summer, Arteta plans to “break the North London club’s spending record.”

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