Final proof that Zinchenko is on his way to Arsenal

The transfer of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City to Arsenal is probably the worst kept secret in football at the moment, although there were a couple of rumblings yesterday that the deal had hit a last minute snag.

But I think we can finally put those rumours to bed as Zincheko’s team-mate at Man City, Rodri, has now revealed that “he is not with us any more, which would also prove that he has left the City pre-season tour in Texas.

Rodri said in the Metro: ‘Oleks is not with us anymore. He’s been great as a team-mate and as a player.

‘He deserved the best and we are going to miss him, but this is football, it continues and new players come in. We are happy for him.’

A lot of reports this morning are saying that the Ukranian has passed his medical in the USA and has flown from Texas to Orlando to join up with his new team-mates, so at least he could get quite a few training sessions with Arteta under his belt before the new campaign starts in earnest.

So, all we have to say now is; Welcome to Arsenal, Oleksandr!


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  1. Its really a great great pleasure to the Arsenal Family all over the world, we actually do appreciate the role rendered by the Management and the team Arsenal as large.

  2. Another excellent Arsenal window even before we have signed a CM (The gap is decreasing)🔴⚪️

  3. If we are able to get in a winger and a central midfielder in the mode of Tielemans,then,we are good to go for next season.

  4. Typical really. This deal moved along rapidly from the time it was first reported, it was almost done – which is about the right time for a club to allow anything to appear in the public domain…

    But some two-bit web outlet with nothing worth reporting that day posts a story saying that he’s having second thoughts… and everyone bites.

    Sad really, there’s so little information to discuss, but that doesn’t stop some people inventing things. Do people ever learn not to be duped by clickbait journalism?

  5. Great window in my opinion. We can now sell Pepe and get another winger. we can get another Cm if Xhaka leaves. Then we can focus on outgoings. Great job Edu and Mikel.

  6. What Arsenal has been doing lately is, to put it mildly, fascinating. There is no doubt that the team is now better than at any other time since 2006. Thanks to both Edu and Arteta. The ball now is in Arteta’s court to get the best out of these players.
    The oft talked about gap between the so-called big three of Man city, Liverpool and Chelsea is gradually being breached. The Good thing is that we have brought in two players with Premier League experience and proven winning record. I can see Arsenal performing brilliantly next season. We only need to give our team all the encouragement and support.

    1. @David Rusa. it’s one thing supporting a team but it’s entirely another thing putting a rose tinted glasses. This team is not better than even the 2016 team. The three new addition haven’t played a competitive match to assess their performance and contribution, so it’s mute point to compare them to any other Arsenal team. Let’s not overhype to a point that we put a lot of unrealistic expectation. it’s a young team with potential but it’s just a potential and there are factors that always comes into play that can make or break em.

  7. This window has been very fruitful in the sense we are managing to bring in that much needed experience and winning mentality. MA and Edu obviously realized the need and are addressing it. We will be stronger next season for sure but we sill need a seasoned DM and possibly a replacement for Pepe to make this a window perfect!

  8. EXCELLENT INCOMINGS , but very poor outgoings, taken overall.
    For the first time in many years I feel the direction of our club is now in the hands of true professionals!

  9. I’ll hold off on the plaudits for any new signing until I’ve seen them in our set up for at least half a season ,so many times over the last 2 years and a half years we’ve seen players signed only to look average .
    I would say only 3-4 players Arteta as signed have been a success so far out of I believe 17 players ,it doesn’t fill me with confidence TBH.
    350 million spent now so there can be no more excuses(we’ve seen enough ) for our management team .

  10. Twitterverse is now reporting that we are negotiating with Brighton on a loan for Tavares. Now that’s some serious 3d chess going on if true.

    Seems like a win-win-win and would be great to see Tavares stay in PL and develop under a progressive manager like Potter. I’m convinced there’s a quality player in there.

    As an aside, isn’t there a new limit on the number of players any team can loan out?

  11. Really don’t think we should be looking too add tielemans now we have Zinchenko. We have to many players that are very similar and some what lacking in pace or strength or both. We should go big for either Savic or Paqueta, both offer something we don’t currently have and would add a new dynamic to our left side.

  12. Impressed. Zinchenko is a quality player. So far we have done some good business that gives hope for a challenge for the coming season. Ideally a central partner for Thomas Partey. Paquetá, Tielemans, de Jong…there is choice to get one of them. If we do we could even challenge for the Premier League.

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