Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko on a four-year deal thought to be worth £30 million plus add-ons.
The 25-year-old moves to Emirates Stadium after six years on the books at the Etihad. Recruited from Russian side Ufa in 2016, he was initially sent out on loan to PSV Eindhoven before being integrated into City’s first team.
In total, he made 127 appearances for the Blues, scoring twice and making 12 assists. He has played most of his football under Pep Guardiola as a left-back but can also operate on the left and in the centre of midfield.
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Zinchenko’s versatility has been cited as a key reason for Mikel Arteta’s interest after a move for Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez failed to materialise. The Argentine, who was also tipped to challenge Kieran Tierney, has joined Manchester United.
Zinchenko was spotted in the stands at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando on Wednesday evening and could be part of the squad to face Chelsea at the weekend.
He’s the fifth addition to the first team squad this summer and the second in quick succession from City after Gabriel Jesus.