Arsenal could be forced to abandon Mudryk chase and sign La Liga star instead

Arsenal has been in talks over the transfer of Mykhailo Mudryk with Shakhtar Donetsk as they bid to add the forward to their squad in the January transfer window.

Mikel Arteta’s table-toppers have lost Gabriel Jesus and want to sign new attackers in January to fill the void left behind by the Brazilian.

Mudryk has delivered some terrific performances in Europe and domestically this season, making him one of the sought-after players on the continent.

Arsenal is hopeful they can seal the deal, but their initial offer was turned down, with his present employers holding out for around 100m euros.

A report in the Guardian reveals Arsenal could abandon signing him and move for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.

Felix does not have a great relationship with his manager Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid and it has now been revealed the Madrid side will sell him for the right price.

He could be the forward that makes a January transfer to Arsenal.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Mudryk is an exciting player to watch, but the attacker might not suit our style of play, which makes it smart that we do not spend too much on him.

He is still young and can learn, but he is not experienced enough to cost more than 50m Euros.

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18 Comments

  1. Our midfield became fragile when Partey was substituted. We badly need a valuable defensive midfield as a Partey sub as well as the attackers. the story is gonna be nasty when Partey is unfit.

  2. I actually agree on this, don’t waste too much time for someone who might struggle in England coming from Ukraine for that amount of money being touted. That 1st Bid should of been enough and seems we are way off the valuation Shaktar want, I’d let this go and move on quickly.

    There is players like Rabiot, Teilimans, Zaha & Ndicka all down to last 6months of their deals that could be picked up cheaply in January, the latter apparently has already a pre contract agreed with us for free in the summer & each could definitely help push for the for the Top3, possibly title charge & are availabe now.

    Hopefully we get at least a midfielder to help Thomas, Elneny doesn’t cut it & an attacker to help our front men, plus the return of Smithrowe will be a huge boost

    If we could get Ndicka, Rabiot and an attacker could well have a go for this league title

  3. As much as i love them both, mudryk is better as he has his heart set on transfer to arsenal and he is fully committed to the course and he will come and want to prove his worth unlike felix who is used to the limelight and can course disharmony in the dressing room and/or not perform and be contented with it because we will be buying a big name player which is not the norm for our manager. Arteta wants someone who is committed to the club and will make effort to deliver. But again Felix is used to be on the big stage and he can handle the pressure that comes with huge money signings. So i better go with mudryk though Felix is tried and tested.

  4. Not too sure about Mudryk, but I’m sure Joao Felix to Arsenal will happen in January. JF needs Arsenal more than Arsenal need JF. A marriage made in heaven.

    Moving to Arsenal (even on a pay cut) would be the ideal opportunity to rebuild his career with a real championship contender. Playing and developing with the young gunners a big bonus too.

  5. Financially neither as it stands. Mudryk could cost £75m. Unproven at premier league level so no, move on from this deal as I hear Chelsea offering £80m. A loan for felix would possibly cost about £20m. Noooo! January transfer market is tricky at best. Rather we look to strengthen midfield. It’s not like we’re short on scoring up front

  6. Mudryk will cost too much & we really haven’t a clue how he would get on in the Premier.

    We need top-class cover for Partey.
    Because if he gets injured we are in trouble.

  7. gazumped by chelsea sigh , but hopefully Mudryk will refuse stamford bridge , put in a transfer request and tell them they either take AFC money or get nothing as he runs down his contract. thet may change their tune if its Arsenal or nobody.
    Happy new year as we get busy shipping cedric out and a couple of kids on loan.That counts as active in jan window yes?

    1. I thought as much about the transfer request and running down his contract if he’s unhappy with his current bosses. But this is how he might decide to deal with his club’s position which doesn’t at all solve our current and pressing problem.

      Sorry for Mudryk and his interest to be part of us, we’d rather move on to other priorities than overnegotiating with Shaktar and letting them waste our time.

      It’ll be hurting to see our club being involved in extortinous transfers fees that have often proved to be ruining the sport. We have made our mistakes in the past and we’ve learnt from them. We should never seek to secure the 22/23 by panic buying and paying over the odds to win it ….. no ways!! Chelsea et al there for that sort of stuff!!

    2. runs down his contract? He made the biggest mistake when he signed an extension to 2026…it’s a dicey situation..

  8. Our priority should be for a defensive midfielder who would compete with/be backup to Partey.

    We can go for Mudryk in the summer if he is not picked up by then.

  9. I think we have enough defenders and a couple of them could easily slot in as a defensive midfielder if needed. Elneny is a fine super sub and can start in the other cups to give xhaka or partey a rest.

    We need to maintain momentum so an attacker winger like mudryk is the answer, he will however be fighting for his position with ESR who will be champing at the bit once fit.

    It will give us ability to use known scorers like neketiah, martinelli and Saka could all play as striker so don’t waste money on new striker.

    But then it all depends on what formation Arteta wants to play and sometime change each week.

    1. I just need three players arsenal should sign a midfielder and attacker so that our squad will be strong enough for all competition not only epl..
      I just want us to fight and take the champion league one time

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