Arteta Zinchenko

Zinchenko to Arsenal: Man City star the perfect signing for Arteta

Arsenal have stepped up their long-term interest in Oleksandr Zinchenko. The Gunners are now locked in talks with Manchester City over the Ukraine international, who has two years left to run on his contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Discussions are ongoing over the 25-year-old, who can operate in midfield or at left-back, and the Premier League champions are now expecting him to leave, although a fee has yet to be agreed.

City are believed to want around £35 million (€41m), but Arsenal are hoping to negotiate a lower price as talks continue.

The Gunners have already secured one deal with City this summer, signing Gabriel Jesus for £45m (€53m) earlier this month.

But why is Zinchenko such an appealing option for Mikel Arteta?

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