Oleksandr Zinchenko, a player from Ukraine, has signed a long-term contract with Arsenal after leaving Premier League champion Manchester City, the two clubs confirmed on Thursday.
Although specific financial information was not provided, Sky Sports reported that Arsenal will pay 30 million pounds ($36.05 million) initially and an additional 2 million pounds in add-ons for the 25-year-old defender.
Zinchenko appeared in almost 100 games for City across all competitions, including the 2021 Champions League final, where Pep Guardiola’s team lost to Chelsea and took second place.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta have opened up on it. In press release he mentioned that Alex is a top-notch player who will give them diversity and choices. The diversity he will provide to our attack and defence is just as important as the roles he can play.
In addition to Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, winger Marquinhos, goalkeeper Matt Turner, and attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira, he is Arsenal’s fifth overall acquisition from City. He joins Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus as Arsenal’s second close-season addition from City.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is a professional football player from Ukraine who competes for both the Ukraine national team and Premier League club Arsenal as a defender or midfielder.
Before moving to Manchester City in 2016 for a reported £1.7 million, Zinchenko began his professional career at the Russian Premier League team Ufa. He began his career as an offensive midfielder, but under Pep Guardiola he eventually switched positions to become a left back or wing back. With the club, he has subsequently won an FA Cup, four League Cups, and four Premier League championships.
Since 2015, Zinchenko has played for Ukraine on a full international basis. He attended UEFA Euro 2020.
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