Arsenal eye transfer for Crystal Palace starlet Tyrick Mitchell with 21-year-old out-of-contract in summer

ARSENAL are reportedly lining up a move for Crystal Palace youngster Tyrick Mitchell.

The Gunners are chasing cover at left-back for Kieran Tierney.

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Arsenal are chasing Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell[/caption]

And they are one of a number of clubs courting 21-year-old Mitchell, according to The Evening Standard.

Mitchell has taken his chance to shine at Selhurst Park after breaking into Roy Hodgson‘s first team.

It has been widely reported that the youngster is out of contract in the summer and could be snapped up on the cheap.

But the report states his deal is believed to run for longer – making the chances of snaffling a bargain much slimmer.

Mitchell has started ten Premier League games this term – playing the full 90 minutes on every occasion.

And his performances are understood to have caught the eye of a number of Prem clubs who are believed to be scouting him.

Mikel Arteta is hoping to ease the workload on Scot Tierney after the former Celtic man was pulled out of the game against Palace with muscle tightness earlier this month.

England star Bukayo Saka can also deputise at left-back but prefers to be deployed further forward.

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Arsenal are looking for a back-up to Kieran Tierney[/caption]

Fellow Three Lions ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles has also filled in at wing-back but his long-term future remains uncertain after failing to make a number of matchday squads.

After Sead Kolasinac was allowed to leave to join German strugglers Schalke on loan, Arsenal have been left short.

The Gunners are keeping tabs on Southampton’s 31-year-old left-back Ryan Bertrand – who is out of contract in the summer – and could land a bargain this month or wait to poach him on a free at the end fo the season.

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