Arsenal have accomplished the signing of versatile Ukraine participant Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester Metropolis.
The 25-year-old flew again from Metropolis’s pre-season tour of the USA to finish the transfer after Arsenal agreed a £30m deal, which incorporates £2m in add-ons.
He has signed a long-term contract with the London membership and is their fifth signing of the summer time.
“Alex is a top quality participant who will give us choices and flexibility,” boss Mikel Arteta stated.
“He is a participant that I personally know rather well and continued to comply with him after my time at Manchester Metropolis.
“It is not solely concerning the positions he can play however as properly, the flexibility he’ll give us in assault and defence.
“Alex is an individual with nice human qualities and character, and I am delighted that everybody has made this large effort to carry Alex to the membership.”
Predominantly a midfielder for his nation, Zinchenko largely featured at left-back for the Blues, however solely featured 15 occasions final season as Pep Guardiola’s aspect retained the Premier League title.
He’s the second participant to maneuver from Metropolis to the Emirates this summer time.
Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus joined the Gunners for £45m earlier this month.
Zinchenko has joined up together with his new team-mates at Arsenal’s pre-season coaching camp in Orlando, Florida.
His squad quantity will probably be introduced in the end, the membership added.
“Oleksandr Zinchenko was a essential concentrate on our record,” technical director Edu stated.
“We’re happy to have Alex with us now as a result of he has the attributes which I am positive are going to place our squad at a distinct stage.”