Arsenal interest confirmed in exciting winger – No ‘official bids’ received as of yet

Shakhtar Donetsk Vice-Chairman Carlo Nicolini has confirmed Arsenal as one of the clubs interested in signing winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, adding that no bids have been received for the player at this moment in time.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move for the Ukrainian forward, who has been thoroughly impressive over the last 12 months. We were believed to have been considering a late move in the summer, only to fail to bring in a replacement for the departed Nicolas Pepe, who left on loan to return to Ligue 1.

With the January window right around the corner, we are expected to bolster our squad as we look to maintain our push for a first Premier League title in nearly two decades, with a central midfielder and a forward the most likely areas to add to, while our full-back areas could well be considered due to the injury absences of both Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kieran Tierney so far this term.

One of the most exciting potential signings has to be Mudryk however, who is set to return to training in the coming days despite supposed interest from our side.

I do wonder if Mudryk would be an ideal fit for our young squad, or whether he could potentially be too big an ego compared to our other players. Do you think he would be a good fit with the rest of our young stars?



  1. This is a strategy use by both Chairman and agents, by making every jack man knows the player is available and the respective clubs that has shown an intrest and in most cases the intrest cannot be confirm.

  2. I’d like to ask Patrick how he thinks we Gooners could possibly be expected to know whether or not” Mudryk has too big an ego, compared with our other stars”!

    That is such a silly and pointless question to ask us, as no one can possibly give an informed opinion.

    I realise of course that JA so often does not care about informed opinions, based on something tangible , but only wants clicks.

    Such a downmarket way to run JA. Always seeking the lowest common denominator!! Sigh!!

  3. I think it all depends on what quantum of money that Arsenal used to sign Mudryk if at all they do sign hint next Jan. Which could see Mudryk develop a big ego in the team,. And could translate for him to become arrogant at the club like Ozil was at Arsenal before he left.
    But if Mudryk is humble and shows respect to his Arsenal team mates if he’s signed. He’ll have no problem in the team. And he could perform very well for the team scoring goals and give assists regularly for Arsenal to help us win titles this season.

    1. @Samuel
      I hope you know who the current Arsenal manager is..
      You know who the Director Of Football is.
      You know that Josh Kroenke is the director.

      You know how they deal with so called “Superstar Egos. Celebrity players. Primadonnas. Or any other narcissistic / Egomaniacal free loaders / mischief makers?

      I never worry about such disrupters anymore with The Ego neutraliser (Arteta) at the helm. He knows how to deal with such jokers..

      1. The ego neutralizer… I love it

        As for the question in the article. We have some insight into Mudryk’s mindset. He’s been flirting with clubs before a bid has even been made, and he already said that he cannot turn down Arsenal, and he also talks about joining a better league, his words. He is not very professional is he? He should get his head down and just play his best stuff, and then if and when bids do come in for him, then he can entertain the clubs. He is young so I will put it down to youthful exuberance rather than it being a character flaw, experience will be key for the young go-getter

  4. I think all the research will be done by Arsenal regarding his attitude. If he doesn’t fit the profile like Auba, Laca & Mesut with huge egos then won’t be signed I can guarntee that.

    Mudrik Martinelli Saka

    Not bad attack line and with Smithrowe back to full fitness helps us so much with Nelson being injured along with Jesus, Vieria may step up and do his part. Another midfielder is needed to help Thomas & Xhaka, could see Lokonga being loaned for 6months if we do as Elneny will be back soon too.

    This Window has to be a success to push on for that Top3, possible the title but il not go that far just yet!!

    1. Sean I honestly do not see us finishing lower than second I look at all the OTHER rival top teams and see a huge gap in points behind us with all having many things not going right; key injuries, weaknesses in squads etc, just as we also have.

      BUT we have an extraordinary work ethic , team spirit and dressing room harmony that so many Goonners still vastly underrate in importance.

      But I do not underrate it and consider it special. Very special in fact!

      The single exception is City, who I still expect to win the title, with us second. I have never been one to foolishly hype out own chances and consider myself a sober minded realist.
      As such, I firmly expect us to be second, perhaps well clear of the next team in third.

  5. We have been said to be very interested in the player and held negotiations with Shakhtar last week so I wonder why we have not made an official bid yet. Having said that I don’t think we should pay more than £40M-£50M for him and I personally think we need to sign two attackers with Jesus and Nelson out, ESR? Ferran Torres for £26M would be a good signing too.

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