Chelsea’s Mykhaylo Mudryk drew a comparison between Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and the legendary Zinedine Zidane on Instagram.
Both Ukrainian players are prominent figures for their national team, yet neither has significantly excelled in the Premier League this season. Mudryk has notably improved compared to last term, while Zinchenko is encountering challenges at Arsenal. Nevertheless, the two youngsters consistently show support for each other on social media.
Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko entered the field as a substitute during the Champions League match against Sevilla. The Ukrainian player stepped in for Takehiro Tomiyasu, who had incurred a minor injury just before half-time.
Zinchenko performed well after his entry into the game. He showcased adept ball control and dictated the play against a Sevilla side. That seemed to have a lackadaisical approach at the Emirates.
In a moment during the second half, Zinchenko struck a remarkable volley from the edge of the box. Only to have Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic make the save. There’s a striking resemblance in a picture of Zinchenko’s strike to Zinedine Zidane’s iconic Champions League final goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002.
Oleksandr Zinchenko needs to prove himself at Arsenal
Oleksandr Zinchenko, one of Arsenal’s standout players last season, hasn’t quite reached his usual performance levels since the beginning of this campaign. The Ukraine international lost his position in the team to Takehiro Tomiyasu. With the Japanese player starting in each of Arsenal’s last two matches.
Tomiyasu has been displaying exceptional form for Arsenal in recent weeks. He’s notably composed on the ball, proficient with both feet, and stands out as a stronger defender compared to Zinchenko.
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