Arsenal Preparing Final Details to Sign Oleksandr Zinchenko

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Arsenal are set to complete another signing in this window, if reports from Fabrizio Romano are to be believed. Romano’s first update stated that the club were scheduling medicals as well as an official contract to offer Manchester City‘s Oleksandr Zinchenko.

That initial report puts the fee for the player at Β£30 million with the player eager to work with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. Romano followed up with a report that The Gunners are already planning the unveiling of their new signings with a medical set to begin soon.

Arsenal Closing In on Oleksandr Zinchenko

Defensive Signing

With this signing, Arteta’s side have added a defender to their squad, which is something they have been after for the duration of the window. Initially, the club were linked with Lisandro Martinez but the Argentine defender ended up at Manchester United for a much higher fee than Zinchenko costs.

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The 25-year-old Ukrainian has been with Manchester City since 2016 and, after a loan spell in Holland, solidified a spot for himself in the squad. In five seasons with the Manchester side, he made 128 appearances across all competitions, occasionally stepping into midfield where needed.

Who Will Replace the Versatile Star?

The reigning Premier League Champions are not waiting around as they have reportedly already set their sights on a replacement for the 2019 Ukrainian Footballer of the Year. Romano’s initial report mentions Marc Cucurella as the current target. The Spanish left-back has impressed at Brighton & Hove Albion since joining in 2021 and at just 23 years old, still has time to develop his game.

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Top clubs don’t waste any time and Pep Guardiola’s team will likely move fast to replace their Arsenal-bound defender.