Arsenal recently confirmed that Oleksandr Zinchenko has been signed from Manchester City for a fee of £32million. The 25-year-old joins the Gunners on a long-term contract. Coach Mikel Arteta was very happy with the signing and believes in the quality that Zinchenko brings. The left-back had a prosperous time at Manchester City lifting the Premier League multiple times.
Zinchenko’s former boss Pep Guardiola spoke very highly of the Ukrainian. The boss praised the professionalism and respect Zinchenko showed. He always showed up for his team as his move to Arsenal was in talks. Zinchenko joins the London club, who are currently on a pre-season tour in the United States.
Zinchenko departs the club with best wishes from his teammates as he will be reunited with Brazilian Gabriel Jesus who recently made the move to Arsenal. About the move, the City boss said:
“The club expresses extreme gratitude for the efforts and dedication they showed here. Both Gabriel and Ole were true sportspersons on the pitch.”
Arsenal looking for more reinforcements this summer
Mikel Arteta was not hesitant in accepting that his team are still working in the market. The boss said:
“We are in the market to keep improving the squad. However, there are so many things and sometimes things don’t happen as quickly as you want. We still want to bring in new players to strengthen the squad. But , there are some who won’t play a big role here. So, we have to discuss with the club about those players.”
Arsenal have been big spenders in the market. They have already made statement signings in Gabriel Jesus and Ole Zinchenko. Apart from this, they have strengthened other positions also. William Saliba has Guendouzi have come from their loan spells. Matt Turner has been signed as backup to Ramsdale. Arsenal were not able to make UCL top 4 last season. The Gunners have since then done serious business as they look to challenge for the title.
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