Arsenal signal Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester Metropolis on ‘long-term’ deal

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Arsenal's Mikel Arteta with new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko
Oleksandr Zinchenko (proper) has signed a ‘long-term contract’ with Mikel Arteta’s facet

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 mentioned.

“He is a participant that I personally know very well and continued to observe him after my time at Manchester Metropolis.

“It is not solely concerning the positions he can play however as effectively, 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 enormous effort to convey Alex to the membership.”

Predominantly a midfielder for his nation, Zinchenko largely featured at left-back for the Blues, however solely featured 15 instances final season as Pep Guardiola’s facet 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 sooner or later, the membership added.

“Oleksandr Zinchenko was a primary give attention to our record,” technical director Edu mentioned.

“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 special degree.”

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