Date: 15th May 2023 at 7:32pm
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Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title this season were dealt a huge blow as they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. 

Goals from Julio Enciso, Denis Undav and Pervis Estupiñán earned the Seagulls an excellent 3-0 win at The Emirates, leaving Arsenal’s hopes of winning the title in tatters.

Mikel Arteta’s side now sit four points behind reigning champions Manchester City, who also have a game in hand and therefore only need to win one of their next three matches to lift the trophy.

Despite having a very good campaign, the North London side will now have to settle for a place in the Champions League after a recent run of poor results.

Arsenal will be looking to introduce some fresh faces to the squad in the summer and one position they could be looking to improve is left-back.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal will target Real Madrid full-back Ferland Mendy during the upcoming window.

The report claims that Mendy has been labelled as surplus to requirements by the Spanish side and that Los Blancos want to sell the Frenchman to raise some money for new signings.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has apparently listed Ferland Mendy as surplus to requirements.

The 27-year-old signed for Madrid from French side Lyon in January 2019 for around £40m and has since made 131 appearances for his current side.

Despite helping Real win the Champions League in 2021/22 and the La Liga twice, the Frenchman has struggled to maintain a regular starting spot in the Spanish capital.

The left-back has also been plagued by injuries this year, missing 23 games in 2023 due to muscle injuries.

Mendy is contracted to the Spanish giants until 2025 but Real Madrid are hoping to sell him for around £17.5m before that date, the report suggests.

At present, Arsenal have both Kieran Tierney and Oleksandr Zinchenko as options at left-back, although the former has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates in recent weeks.

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