Man city’s great teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko will sign a four-year contract with the Emirates and will be Arsenal’s fifth signing after Gabriel Jesus, Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos. Arsenal quickly strengthened their squad into the summer window, with Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus already signed from Manchester City on a 45 million PS contract. Arsenal is competing on four fronts this season and will need depth, but Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta is still waiting for some starts. Mikel Arteta has hinted that Arsenal’s focus will be on removing players rather than improving their quality later in the summer transfer window. Arsenal is aiming for promotion to the UEFA Champions League next season after finishing fifth in 2021/22. Oleksandr Zinchenko has bid an emotional farewell to Manchester City after confirming his transfer to Arsenal. The Ukrainian international has been a critical player for the Premier League champions in recent seasons but will now play his trade in north London.
Oleksandr Zinchenko will leave Manchester City with two goals and 12 assists in 127 games and will provide Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s side as a left-back alongside Nuno Tavares and Kieran Tierney depth and competition. Ukrainian footballer Aleksandr Zinchenko is expected to leave Manchester City’s training ground for Arsenal, where he will once again work alongside Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach Mikel Arteta at the Etihad Stadium. Exactly who Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will look for from his country as a midfielder or attacking midfielder remains an open question.
Oleksandr Zinchenko has received several accolades at Manchester City, and Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta is confident he can bring that champion mentality to North London. Having made just 10 Premier League appearances last season, Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko had less playing time as Guardiola used Joao Cancelo on the left wing but could be a key player if he moves to Arsenal. Oleksandr Zinchenko left the Manchester City pre-season to sign a contract, while Arsenal and Manchester City agreed on the transfer.
Once personal terms are agreed upon and medical is completed, Oleksandr Zinchenko will become the second player to join Arsenal from Manchester City after Gabriel Jesus entered earlier in the transfer window. Ukrainian footballer Oleksandr Zinchenko will join Arsenal from Manchester City, but the transfer formalities have yet to be finalized. The moves have further cemented Joao Cancelo‘s status as City’s main left-back. Still, it remains to be seen whether the club will now attempt to enter the transfer market to support the Portuguese star following the departure of Zinchenko.