https://theathletic.com/4138180/2023/02/01/moises-caicedo-arsenal-brighton-transfer-pursuit/ Arsenal were informed on Saturday, in no uncertain terms, to back off. They did not heed that advice, so were given the same, unequivocal message again the following day. Brighton shut communication off with everybody from that point. A second bid from Arsenal on Sunday evening — £65million plus £5million in add-ons — was regarded at the Amex as an irrelevance. The Caicedo saga has soured Brighton’s respect for the north London club after the cordial negotiations between them over the sales of White and Trossard, weakening Arsenal’s position in terms of any future interest in more of Brighton’s star players.