Arsenal 'agree £32million deal for Oleksandr Zinchenko'

Arsenal ‘agree £32m deal for Oleksandr Zinchenko, with versatile Ukraine star now set to leave Manchester City’s US tour in Texas to join his new side in Orlando for his medical’

  • Arsenal have agreed a £32m fee with Manchester City for Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • The Gunners are set to pay £30m up front plus a further £2m in add-ons
  • Zinchenko will provide Arsenal with an extra option at left-back and in midfield 

Arsenal are set to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko from Premier League champions Manchester City for a fee in the region of £32million after the clubs agreed a deal, British media reported on Tuesday.

Sky Sports said Arsenal will pay £30m up front with two million pounds in add-ons, with the 25-year-old leaving City’s training camp in America to link up with the London side who are also on a U.S. pre-season tour.

Zinchenko will become Arsenal’s second recruit from City in the close season – after Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus – and their fifth signing overall after winger Marquinhos, goalkeeper Matt Turner and attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira.

Arsenal have agreed a fee of £32million to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City

Zinchenko and Miekl Arteta previously worked together when they were both at Man City

Primarily a midfielder when on international duty, Zinchenko has often been deployed as a left back by Pep Guardiola at City. But he has found playing time hard to come by with Joao Cancelo the preferred option on the left side of defence.

Zinchenko’s arrival will give Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta squad depth in the left back position with Nuno Tavares failing to impress last season when first choice defender Kieran Tierney’s season came to a premature end due to injury.

Arsenal, who finished fifth last season, begin their league campaign on August 5 with a London derby at Crystal Palace.

Arsenal have already signed striker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City this summer

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