Arsenal ‘considered’ favourites to sign West Ham ace amid left-back links

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Latest transfer news and rumours regarding Arsenal as they prepare for their next Premier League clash.

Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League title were dealt a big blow over the weekend after their 3-0 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion. The Gunners are now four points behind table toppers Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta’s side will be looking to bounce back away at Nottingham Forest in their next fixture. In the meantime, here is a look at some of the latest transfer news and rumours regarding the club...

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Midfielder latest

Arsenal are ‘considered favourites’ to win the race for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer, as detailed in a report by the Daily Mail. The England international, who is 24-years-old, is expected to move on in the next transfer window and the Hammers will face a battle to keep hold of him amid links to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United as well.

Rice has played for his current club since joining them as a youngster back in 2014 and he has established himself as a key player at the London Stadium. He has made 241 appearances to date in all competitions and has scored 14 goals.

Defender deal in pipeline

Arsenal will be ‘offered’ the chance to sign Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy at the end of this season, as per The Mirror. The left-back has been playing his football in Spain since 2019 and has played 131 games since moving to the Santiago Bernabéu, 26 of which have come this term, but his future is up in the air at the moment.

Mendy started his career at Le Havre in his native France and was snapped up by Lyon in 2017. He then spent two years at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais before his switch to La Liga.

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