Fabrizio – “Zinchenko knows Arteta well and this is a decisive factor for the deal”

As usual, Arsenal fans have to be patient while waiting for confirmation of our latest signing from Manchester City. Oleksandr Zinchenko is currently on a pre-season tour of America, although with Pep Guardiola’s side, not Artetas, which would imply that negotiations are far from over just yet.

But, according to Fabrizio Romano, there is nothing for Arsenal fans to worry about and the deal is definitely still going ahead, pending personal terms being agreed. Romano said in an exclusive on CaughtOffside: “Arsenal are working on Oleksandr Zinchenko deal as they consider him a versatile player – that’s why they wanted Lisandro Martinez too and were still in the race until late on,”

“Zinchenko is another important talent, however. The Ukraine international can play as left back, midfielder and help the team in many different ways. I’m not yet sure what his main role will be at the Emirates Stadium, but Mikel Arteta is big fan, the relationship is very good since he was at Man City. Zinchenko knows Arteta well and this is a decisive factor for the deal.

“The agreement between the clubs is almost complete for £30m, waiting to settle the personal terms.”

So it would seem that Arteta really does have a lot of respect in the footballing community, especially with the players he worked with at the Etihad, and now those joining his new Arsenal project seem to be happy to have faith in his ability.

Now we just want to see all that come together on the pitch in the new season.

Sam P

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11 Comments

  1. It looks 90+% certain now that we will get Zinchenko and for far less cost than the half hearted pursuit of Martinez.

    Mercifully Man Utd prevented that mistake, so thanks a lot MANCS.
    Quite WHY MA preferred pursuiing MARTINEZ IN THE FIRST PLACE TO LANDING THE FAR MORE SUITABLE, LESS COSTLY AND VERSATILE ZINCHENKO, is to my mind a mystery.

    The usual dismal brigade will use it as a stick to beat MA with, PREDICTABLY!

    But as Skakespeare said, “All’s well that ends well”! Assuming of course that it DOES end welland we sign him.

  2. The performance of G.Jesus once again comes to bear the advantage of signing a premier league proven player compared to those coming from outside, so Zincheko for that amount as agains Martinez would be a fantastic signing.

  3. Agree with both comments above, especially when one considers the fee manure are paying!!
    I read, that with add ons, it’s over £55,000,000, plus his salary.
    Will be interesting to see what salary both guys are on, but I believe we have got the better deal – let’s just get it over the line – if both clubs are in the USA, a trip down the road should be easy!!

  4. Arsenal should get Cornet from Burnely, cheap and you can almost guarantee he will score 10+ if a Mid table club in PL signs him. Can play in wide or CF.

  5. I’m thinking back to the early-to-middling days of the reported interest in Martinez. People yelling “Why don’t we just pay their asking price, we’re gonna lose out again”.

    Something to learn there perhaps?

    1. But at that time, the asking price was lower (35m I believe).
      Then manure started the bidding war – no doubt about it though, if all things being reported are factual, we have got the better deal.

      1. To be fair, right from the start Arsenal new that Ajax wanted over 50 mil. It was no secret.

  6. I’ll go with you and I don’t on this one then – typical Arsenal cheap skate offer 😂😂😂

    1. Personally ken, i am not keen on 5′ 9″ center backs in the prem. I believe he is a very very good player, that is why Ajax held out. Im not fussed we didn’t get him, i only hope he turns out a dud🤞

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