Finally, Ukraine international star Oleksandr Zinchenko gave a speech in London where Arsenal officially announced the signing of the 25-year-old, a four-time winner of the Premier League.
Announced on the club’s official website And on Twitter, Zinchenko became the fifth signing by Arsenal manager Edu Gaspar and manager Mikel Arteta this summer as Arsenal look to push the footballing champions forward.
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Zinchenko joins the ranks of Emirates Stadium behind other key players Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira, as well as young Brazilian Marquinhos, and American international goalkeeper Matt Turner, raising the club’s summer transfer expenses to 112 million pounds.
In quotes from the club’s website, Edu announced the deal and the player, saying “I am very happy to see how we work as a team here at the club. We made a plan together early on and Oleksandr Zinchenko was the main focus of our roster.”
“We are delighted to have Alex with us now because he has the qualities that I am sure will put our team on a different level.”
Able to play a prominent role either as a left-back in midfield, as a left-back, or even an extra advance in a central attacking role, Zinchenko boasts a versatile player profile that is at the heart of the recruitment process that Arteta champions. This summer at Arsenal.
The Gunners boss also spoke about the deal completed after working directly with Zinchenko during his tenure in Pep Guardiola’s management team as an assistant at Manchester City.
“We are very happy to have Alex join us. He is a player I know well personally and I have continued to follow after my time at Manchester City. Alex is a quality player who will give us options and versatility.”
“It’s not only about the positions he can play but also, the versatility he will give us in attack and defense. Alex is a person with great human qualities and character, and I am delighted that everyone has made such a tremendous effort to bring Alex to the club.”
With Arsenal reportedly still in the process of bidding for more deals, perhaps for one from Leicester City’s Yuri Tillman or Olympique Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta, speculation remains over how much Zinchenko will move to Arsenal, but it remains clear that his role will be significant. One like the 2022-23 Premier League season lurks near you.
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