Arsenal signing this rising 21-year-old Palace starlet would be a great long-term investment by Arteta


Why Tyrick Mitchell can be a long-term solution for Arsenal

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are keen on the prospect of signing Tyrick Mitchell from Crystal Palace. The club wants to add another left-back to provide depth and competition for Kieran Tierney after the exit of Sead Kolasinac. However, the Gunners are not going to find it easy to sign him as a lot of other Premier League clubs are also after him.


Tyrick Mitchell is a 21-year-old English left-back who plays for Crystal Palace. A youth product of the Eagles youth setup, Mitchell actually started out at AFC Wembley before moving to Brentford’s academy in 2012. After 4 years, he signed for Crystal Palace and was drafted to the U-18’s.

Tyrick Mitchell made his first-team debut last season (GETTY Images)
Tyrick Mitchell made his first-team debut last season (GETTY Images)

Subsequent promotions followed in the coming years. He got a call-up to the first-team last season and was handed his debut in July last year against Leicester City. Since then, he has been a regular in the senior side with 10 appearances in the league and another in the FA Cup this season.

Arsenal need another left-back

Arsenal managed to trim off their squad quite a bit, especially in the defence. The likes of William Saliba, Sokratis and Sead Kolasinac all departed the club. While that is all very helpful, it does leave the team a bit short at left-back. Kieran Tierney is the only specialist in that position.

While Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles can chip in that position, Saka is more suited to playing as a forward and Maitland-Niles is a right-sided player. With Arsenal finally showing signs of upturn in form, the club need to make sure they are adequately stocked up in all positions, including left-back.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace – Premier League – Molineux Wolverhampton Wanderers Adama Traore left and Crystal Palace s Tyrick Mitchell battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton.

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Tyrick Mitchell represents a good long-term option for the club to look into. The Palace academy graduate has broken out this season and taken over from the much more experienced Patrick Van Aanholt.

At just 21 years of age, he has impressed with his performances. He can be worth a go for the Gunners as his age would allow him to play as an understudy to Tierney for now. Then as the time comes, he can be allowed to take over from him.