Arsenal make transfer enquiry for Real Madrid star Carlo Ancelotti is desperate to keep: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
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 Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy to relieve the pressure on a problem position, according to report.

Since summer signing Jurrien Timber was felled by an ACL injury against Nottingham Forest on the first day of the Premier League season, Arteta has given auditions to Oleksandr Zinchenko, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jakub Kiwior, none of whom have particularly nailed down the position as their own for the longer term.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.