Arsenal verify the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko on a long-term deal from Manchester City.

The Ukraine worldwide shortly agreed private phrases with the Gunners and a charge of £30m plus add-ons was agreed between the 2 sides this month.

City supervisor Pep Guardiola confirmed Zinchenko’s impending transfer from the Etihad on Wednesday and Arsenal have now ended the saga.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta mentioned: “We are so delighted that Alex has joined us. He is 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 provide us options and versatility.

“It’s not solely concerning the positions he can play but in addition the flexibility he’ll give us in assault and defence. Alex is a individual of nice human qualities and character, and I’m glad everybody has made this big effort to get Alex to the membership.”

Technical director Edu added: “I’m very comfortable to see how we’re working as a workforce right here on the membership. We put collectively a plan early on and Oleksandr Zinchenko was a foremost focus of our roster. We are delighted to have Alex with us. now as a result of he has the qualities that I’m certain will take our workforce to a different degree.”

Zinchenko follows Gabriel Jesus in swapping Manchester for London this summer, and also reunites with Arteta who was previously Guardiola’s assistant at City.

The 25-year-old is a midfielder by commerce however was usually used as a left-back by Guardiola. He is anticipated to play extra centrally on the Emirates, though he’ll have the ability to supply cowl in protection when wanted.

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