The defender has also been linked to 3 other Premier League clubs
Arsenal endured an underwhelming campaign as they finished the season the trophy-less in Arsene Wenger’s final campaign. They finished 6th in the Premier League, reaching the Carabao Cup final and the Europa League semi-final.
Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager of the Gunners and expected to be very busy in the summer transfer window in order to strengthen the squad for next season.
One of the main priorities of them is to overhaul their defense in the summer transfer window. Laurent Koscielny is out for six months, Per Mertesacker has retired and Shkodran Mustafi has had a difficult season.
They have already completed the signing of Stephan Lichsteiner from Juventus on a free transfer and Sebastian Caceres has emerged as one of the top transfer target for them ahead of the summer transfer window.
The centre-back has been playing first-team football for Liverpool FC in Montevideo, making 19 appearances for the club and his impressive performances have caught the attention of clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea in addition to Arsenal.
The 18 year old claims that he is flattered by the links with the Premier League giants and a move to England would fulfill his lifetime ambition.
“This was flattering to hear this as they are a top team,” he said, per The Sun, when asked about Arsenal’s interest.
“I don’t know much about their new manager but I watch Arsenal a lot as I like the style of football.
“To play in the Premier League would be a dream for me as my ambitions are firstly to play in Europe and then play a World Cup with the Uruguay first team.”
“I like the Premier League a lot because it’s the league that is the most competitive in Europe,” he added.
“[Steven] Gerrard was the player I admired, I like how he played, not in my position – but was a leader like me and like I try to be.”
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