“Arsenal is working on Oleksandr Zichenko deal because they consider him a versatile players – that’s also why they wanted Lisandro Martinez and were still in contention until the end,” Romano writes.
Zinchenko is a valuable talent however. The Ukrainian international can be a left back or a midfielder, and contribute to the team in many ways. Although I don’t know what his primary role at Emirates Stadium will be, Mikel Arteta is a big fan and the relationship has been very good since he played for Man City. Zinchenko is familiar with Arteta and this was a key factor in the agreement.
: “The agreement between clubs is almost complete, waiting to settle personal terms.”
. Arsenal have had a great summer, bringing in Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus. Matt Turner looks a solid backup goalkeeper. A new contract for Eddie Nketiah looks smart too.
Zinchenko is another great addition to Arteta’s squad. He could be an option to injured Kieran Tierney at left back, and Arteta would get something a little different in midfield, after the inconsistent form of Granit Xhaka.
“The agreement between the clubs is almost complete for £30m, waiting to settle the personal terms.”
Arsenal have had a strong summer so far, bringing in Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira as two high-profile additions, while Matt Turner also looks a very decent new backup goalkeeper, and a new contract for Eddie Nketiah also looks a smart move.
Zinchenko would be another fine addition to Arteta’s squad, possibly offering an alternative to the injury-prone Kieran Tierney at left-back, while also giving Arteta something a bit different in midfield after some unconvincing form from Granit Xhaka and others.