Journalist says Arsenal will get their target for far less than first believed

Mykhaylo Mudryk is one player that will not surprise most fans if he ends up at Arsenal, considering the reports linking him with a move to the Emirates.

The Ukrainian winger has been in terrific form for his present club Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national team, which has attracted the interest of sides around Europe.

Arsenal is one of them, as the Gunners look to ensure they continue to improve their group.

Several clubs have also been linked with a move for him. However, it seems the Gunners are leading the race for his signature.

Transfer insider Gianluca di Marzio suggests so and even expects them to pay less than the £100m some reports have indicated they must pay.

He said, as quoted by Team Talk:

“Arsenal is currently trying to capture him because they know they are dealing with a very talented player. But whether it will work in January… I don’t know. It is certain that they are in pole position to capture him.

“Shakhtar is a difficult negotiating partner and they probably charge about €35million (£30m) for him.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Mudryk is a top young player who seems tailor-made for Arsenal, and the Gunners will be confident he will develop well in their squad.

If this reported fee is true, then they do not have to wait until the summer to add him to their squad.

Tags Gianluca Di Marzio Mykhaylo Mudryk


  1. It’s not only about the price of the player, it’s about the funds available.

    FSR regs seems to be a limiting factor these days, having spent so much in the last two summer windows.

    With GJ being injured, the priorities may have shifted in terms of spending whatever funds are available. The Juventus game showed that we need more potency in attack, we already have good wingers, the burning issue is a top striker.

  2. This one is going to run and run and run and run. I wonder how many more articles from obscure journalists there will be on JA about this guy…..

  3. Hmm this contradicts what we have been hearing over the past few weeks or so and I find it hard to believe that they would accept such a low fee. We know the club are currently in negotiations with Shakhtar from David Ornstein, Fabrizio etc so if they are only asking for around £30M then this deal should get wrapped up before 1st January or what is the hold up then?

  4. £35m for Mudrik be great business as Nelson isn’t up to par or not injured to really contribute and possibly won’t get a new deal. With Gabriel Jesus Injury means we have to rely on Eddie, who also isn’t good enough to lead a title charge but can be back up to Martinelli who can play up top and put in a shift like Jesus so doesn’t really change much bar LW as Jesus hasn’t scored that many up top but has worked his socks of every minute.

    Mudrik Martinelli Saka ;
    Not a bad front 3 with Øde behind, SmithRowe there also coming back.

    Come summer let Nelson go and Sell Eddie or he can stay as back up and go sign a Powerful Strong Striker like Vhalovic.

    Next is midfield as seems we have a left footed CB signed on a pre contract for French player in 23yr old Evan Ndicka from Frankfurt. Good business and stand out player in Bundesliga….

    Thomas needs back up or a man to challenge him now so a proper CDM. Caicedo from Brighton would be an option aswell as Teilimans, but he’s more for the Xhaka role than Thomas’.

    Teilimans comes for free in the summer and Elneny gets to leave, like for like, takes his place in the squad as does New Striker for Nelson & Eddie. Ndicka probably spells the end for Rob Holding as does Soares since White & Tomi have RB covered.

    Soares, Holding, Elneny, Nelson, Eddie and maybe some players on loan like Pepe, Taveres possibly gone too.

    Never know if we manage to win the league then targets become bigger and heading into champions league means easier to buy targets

    1. I have not seen a game where Martinelli did not flop the CF position. Big risk there, and would rather have Nketiah up front, which in itself says a lot how we are lacking there. For me, we should try to sign Vlahovic as he will add another dimension to our attack when Jesus recover. But signing a CF means next summer one of nketiah or balogun needs to go.

      2nd priority for me is to sign Mudrik, because Saka contract keeps dragging on. If Saka didnt sign before summer, my opinion is we should sell him. Depending on Mudrik performance, we could get another winger in the summer with saka money.

      3rd priority is to get tielemans in the summer for free. Or even better if we can join the race for bellingham.

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