Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Oleksandr Zinchenko, a new £32 million left-back, is set to make his Arsenal debut against Chelsea.
The versatile 25-year-old, who left Manchester City’s North American tour to complete the transfer, is in Florida for the Gunners’ preseason match, which begins at 1 a.m. UK time on Sunday.
The versatile 25-year-old is in Florida for the Gunners’ preseason friendly, which begins at 1am on Sunday morning UK time. He left Manchester City’s US tour to finalise the move.
He is going to train, he is permitted to train, and if he feels good, maybe tomorrow he gets some minutes, according to Arteta.
We’ll decide, but let me guarantee you that the player will fight for some playing time.
After completing the transfer, Zinchenko posted a photo of himself wearing an Arsenal shirt as a teenager to his Instagram account.
I hope we can win some trophies since I am here to do amazing things, he said. I sincerely hope that we will compete for every title in which we will be involved.
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I was watching Arsenal games even during the previous season, and I could already smell it coming. The team is maturing so swiftly, therefore I believe the moment has come. It’s time to work hard and make a significant accomplishment.
The Ukrainian is Arsenal’s fifth summer acquisition and has a long-term contract with the club.
We’re incredibly thrilled, Arteta continued. “Considering where we are now and what we had intended, we have made good progress.
We’ll see, he continued. We will undoubtedly work to keep the team improving.
Zinchenko’s arrival concludes a fruitful summer for the north Londoners, who have addressed their issue areas in response to their inability to finish in the top four last season.
He travels to the Emirates after £45 million striker Gabriel Jesus from the Etihad. The three players who have just joined the team are goalkeeper Matt Turner ($5.5 million from New England), youthful midfielder Fabio Vieira ($34 million from Porto), and Brazilian winger Marquinhos ($3 million from Sao Paolo).