Arsenal have signed Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester Town on a 4-yr contract for £32m.
Zinchenko joined Male City in July 2016 from Russian club – Ufa and has absent on to rating 2 times in 128 appearances, for the duration of which he helped Town to four Leading League and EFL Cup titles furthermore 2018-19 FA Cup and 2019 Community Defend honours.
The Ukraine intercontinental also set up himself as a functional player at Metropolis who can play as a left fullback or wing-back, as effectively as an attacking midfielder if demanded depending on ways and team formation.
Zinchenko’s selection to go to Arsenal will also reunite him with City’s former assistant manager, Mikel Arteta, as very well as former Metropolis teammate, Gabriel Jesus who moved to the Gunners earlier this month.
Arsenal will shell out an initial £30m transfer rate furthermore £2m in include-ons, as a result this means that they will pay back £32m in total for Zinchenko.
Talking about his most recent signing, a “happy” Arteta commented: “He’s a player that I personally know definitely properly and ongoing to abide by him after my time at Manchester City.
“Alex is a large top quality player who will give us options and flexibility. It is not only about the positions he can perform but as perfectly, the flexibility he will give us in assault and defence.
Arteta also praised Zinchenko for his “great human characteristics and character,” which will include more strength to the Arsenal dressing area.
Zinchenko began his job at his local crew, Youth Sporitve Faculty Karpatiya right before actively playing for Monolit Illichivsk and Shakhtar Donetsk, although he left the latter club owing to a war in Donbas which led to him and his spouse and children fleeing to Russia regardless of him remaining contracted to Shakhtar.
Zinchenko consequently went on to play for Ufa ahead of he signed for Person Metropolis, with the Ukrainian now set for his competitive Arsenal debut absent to Crystal Palace in the opening match of 2022-23 Premier League time dwell on Sky Athletics on Friday 5 August.