Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell has committed his future to the club after he penned a new contract with the South London outfit. The news of his new Crystal Palace deal was revealed earlier on Tuesday.
Arsenal were linked with a move for Mitchell during the January transfer window. The Gunners wanted to sign a deputy left-back for undisputed first choice Kieran Tierney and Mitchell was one of the names considered.
The other left-back targets on the Arsenal list include his Crystal Palace teammate Patrick Van Aanholt and Southampton player Ryan Bertrand. In the end, the Gunners decided against signing another left-back and that decision could cost the North London giants after the aforementioned Tierney suffered a knee injury.
Scotland international player Tierney is not expected to play again until the end of the season as a result of the injury. To this effect, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will have to look for alternatives for him in that position with the club fighting to win the Europa League and also qualify for European football via the Premier League route.
Arsenal target Mitchell came through the Palace ranks before making his breakthrough before the end of the last campaign. He made four appearances for the Eagles in all competitions last season. He has been battling with Van Aanholt for the right to be the first choice at Palace this season. Mitchell has played 14 times for Palace this season. In total, the young defender has played 18 games for the Eagles since his debut last season.