Arsenal to face competition for second Manchester City target

Arsenal are seemingly facing competition in their pursuit of a second Manchester City player this summer.

The Gunners’ pursuit of Sky Blues star Gabriel Jesus is well documented at this point, as is the competition Arsenal are facing for the forward.

The north Londoners were the first outfit linked with the Brazilian. But since then, a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Tottenham and Real Madrid, have been credited with an interest. Real's interest is not something which Arsenal need to worry about this summer due to the Spanish side already having the maximum permitted number of non-EU players on their books, but Chelsea and Spurs could steal a march on the Gunners.

And now, as per a report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are facing competition for Oleksandr Zinchenko from FC Barcelona. Ferran Torres, previously of City, is understood to have recommended the Ukrainian international to La Blaugrana.

Zinchenko is currently under contract until 2024, but City want to sell him in order to incorporate another left-back into their ranks.

The Premier League champions are reportedly considering the possibility of signing Tyrick Mitchell  from Crystal Palace.

Zinchenko has been on Manchester City’s books since back in 2016, but has only really become a regular feature for the Sky Blues in the last few campaigns.

He would feature 28 times across all competitions in 2021/22, providing five assists along the way as City clinched yet another Premier League title.

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