Arsenal set to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City

Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine against Sweden in UEFA EURO 2020
Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine against Sweden in UEFA EURO 2020 / IMAGO

Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move away from the Premier League champions this summer, and it seems that Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign him.

The Gunners will pay a fee of around £30m for the player. 

The Ukrainian left-back is no longer a regular starter for Pep Guardiola, and he was an understudy to Joao Cancelo last season.

A player of his ability deserves to play regular first-team football, and moving to Arsenal could give him more opportunities. He needs to leave this summer, especially with City looking to sign Marc Cucurella

However, he will have to battle it out with Kieran Tierney for the starting left-back position at the north London club.

The Scottish defender has done well since his move from Celtic, and he’s likely to be the first choice left back initially.

Mikel Arteta needs to add more quality and depth to his side, and the signing of Zinchenko should prove to be a wise decision. 

The Ukrainian defender has played in the Premier League for years now, and he should be able to settle in quickly and make an immediate impact with the Gunners.

Furthermore, the defender is a versatile player who can operate as a wingback as well as a left-sided winger. His versatility will be an asset for Arteta and Arsenal next season.

Arsenal will be desperate to get back into the Champions League, and they have done well in the transfer market so far.

Zinchenko is not the only Manchester City player they have signed this summer. The Gunners recently completed a deal to bring Gabriel Jesus to the Emirates as well.