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Arsenal Confirm The Signing Of Oleksandr Zinchenko

Evan Lloyd

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Arsenal Confirm The Signing Of Oleksandr Zinchenko

Arsenal have announced the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City for around £32m.

The Ukrainian international has penned a four year deal at the Emirates.

Speaking on the signing, manager Mikel Arteta said:

“We’re so happy Alex has joined us. He’s a player that I personally know really well and continued to follow him after my time at Manchester City."

"Alex is a high quality player who will give us options and versatility."

"It's not only about the positions he can play but as well, the versatility he will give us in attack and defence."

"Alex is a person with great human qualities and character, and I’m delighted that everyone has made this huge effort to bring Alex to the club.”

Technical director Edu Gaspar said:

“I'm very pleased to see how we're working as a team here in the club. We put a plan together early and Oleksandr Zinchenko was a main focus on our list."

"We’re pleased to have Alex with us now because he has the attributes which I’m sure are going to put our squad at a different level.”

Zinchenko joined City in 2016 and enjoyed a very fruitful stint under Pep Guardiola.

The defender has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four EFL Cups.

In his time in Manchester, Zinchenko hasn't always been a guaranteed piece of the team. However, the defender has always played a key role in the squad.

Largely playing as a left-back for Guardiola, the Ukrainian has always represented a reliable and quality option for the Spaniard.

Arteta worked with Zinchenko during his time at City and will embrace the chance to work with the 25-year-old again.

Zinchenko joins Gabriel Jesus, who also joined from City this summer for around £45m.

The Ukrainian becomes Arsenal's fifth signing of the summer, following Matt Turner, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus.

Arsenal are not likely to be finished in the window, with moves for a winger and central-midfielder still expected.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Pep Guardiola, Transfers, Manchester City

Evan Lloyd
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