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Arsenal have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Oleksandr Zinchenko on a four-year deal.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, the Gunners will pay £30 million plus add-ons for the versatile Ukrainian.

The Ukrainian was on their radar for quite a while, and the club decided to turn their attention after losing out on Lisandro Martinez.

The Argentine defender signed with Manchester United, dealing a blow to Mikel Arteta’s chances to sign a much-needed player of similar qualities.

Zinchenko is the closest to that profile, and Arsenal wasted no time discussing a deal with Manchester City.

The Gunners opened talks and, without many complications, verbally agreed on a £30 million fee with Manchester City. The only hold-up was personal terms with Zinchenko, which have also been put in place.


Zinchenko is currently in Houston on a pre-season tour with City but is set for a medical ahead of the move going through.

Arsenal are hoping he will be able to complete the deal and link up with the squad in the US this week.

By Amara

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