LONDON — Oleksandr Zinchenko turned the second participant to depart Manchester Metropolis to hitch Arsenal on this offseason after signing for a reported charge of 30 million kilos ($36 million) on Friday.
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta, who was assistant coach at Metropolis from 2016-19, has already signed Gabriel Jesus from his former membership.
Zinchenko, a midfielder who principally performed at left again for Metropolis, ended his six-year spell at Etihad Stadium, the place he was by no means a first-team common regardless of being the captain of Ukraine.
Arsenal didn’t disclose the size of Zinchenko’s contract.
“He’s a participant that I personally know very well and continued to comply with him after my time at Manchester Metropolis,” Arteta mentioned. “Alex is a high-quality participant who will give us choices and flexibility.
“It’s not solely concerning the positions he can play however as properly, the flexibility he’ll give us in assault and defence. Alex is an individual with nice human qualities and character, and I’m delighted that everybody has made this big effort to carry Alex to the membership.”
Arsenal technical director Edu mentioned Zinchenko “was a principal give attention to our listing” of potential transfers.