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Arsenal have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign out of favour PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa. The Gunners are yet to appoint Arsene Wenger’s successor but are already pressing ahead with plans to strengthen their squad in the summer, according to RMC. Sead Kolasinac was signed on a free from Schalke nearly 12 months ago but has failed to convince, particularly once Wenger abandoned the 3-5-2 formation and wing-back system.
Nacho Monreal has re-established himself as the first choice left-back since Arsenal reverted to a flat back four but the Spain international turned 32 earlier this year and has just over a year to run on his current contract. Kurzawa, meanwhile, started the season as Unai Emery’s first-choice left-back, but the rise of Yuri Berchiche has meant the France international has struggled for game-time in recent weeks. The 25-year-old was again left on the bench for last night’s 2-0 win over Les Herbiers in the French Cup final and is expected to leave in the summer.
‘I know what I can do, and don’t think I have performed to the best of my ability this season. It is a problem for me,’ he said recently. ‘I have never been satisfied with my displays this year, and I have felt annoyed when I have gone home after games.’ United are in the market for new full-backs with Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw all expected to depart in a major close season reshuffle. Chelsea were in talks to sign Kurzawa in January but instead opted to bring Emerson Palmieri to Stamford Bridge. However, Emerson has only made two Premier League appearances under Antonio Conte since his arrival.