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Arsenal could sell Oleksandr Zinchenko in £38m deal

By on March 8, 2024

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According to Football Transfers, Arsenal left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko’s stint at the Emirates could be coming to an end.

Given that the Ukrainian is a crucial member of the team, many Arsenal supporters must be in shock over these revelations. Yes, he has his defensive weaknesses, but there is no denying his impact on the team.

Through him, Arteta was able to unleash the inverted fullback tactic, which definitely propelled this Arsenal team to new heights. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White have this season demonstrated their ability to play the inverted fullback role. But it is the former Manchester City player who is the maestro of the approach.

Zinchenko’s asking price set

According to Football Transfers, Bayern Munich and Newcastle are all interested in signing Zinchenko this summer. The Bundesliga heavyweights are prepared for life without Real Madrid-bound Alphonso Davis, and they believe the Arsenal man can capably replace the Canadian.

Newcastle, on the other hand, are looking to sign a top left back. Dan Burn has performed admirably in the role, but it is clear that they need to get a natural left back. Matt Target and Lewis Hall have not proven themselves worthy of taking over at left back.

Arsenal may be receptive to this transfer, as Football Transfers reports that the club has already set a price for his exit. The Gunners hope to pocket £38 million on his sale, up from the £30 million they paid for him.

Zinchenko’s popularity at the Emirates may have waned due to his injuries and the fact that he is no longer unique now that White and Tomiyasu can play the inverted fullback position. In recent weeks, Jakub Kiwior has also pressed his claim for Arsenal’s left-back position. The Pole has dazzled as a typical leftback, to the extent that many doubt Zinchenko will bench him when he returns from injury.

Notably, Arsenal are already scouring the transfer market for a potential replacement for Zinchenko. According to reports, they are eyeing Girona’s Manuel Gutierrez. The Spaniard can move to the Emirates if the Gunners activate his £30 million release clause.

If Zinchenko leaves for £38 million, it will be a masterstroke to pay £30 million for his replacement. The remaining £8 million might be utilized to bolster elsewhere, as Arteta will be trying to unleash one of his best squads for the upcoming season and seasons to come.

2 Comments

  1. daveg

    March 8, 2024 at 8:45 am

    I would not sell Zinko to a Premier league side, because he is the ideal blueprint in change a teams system to an inverted fullback formation. It was only his arrival to Arsenal that helped Arteta adopt the inverted fullback system because this is so hard to teach a player unless he can copy another player already naturally doing that role in his team. So if you don’t want the likes of Newcastle to be able to adapt the play the way Arsenal can I would avoid given them a tactical advantage by selling them Zinko at all costs. Arteta should promote Zinko to a more forward midfield role, like a ball carrying Rosiscky type player. After all he Excels in that midfield role when he captains his country.

  2. daveg

    March 8, 2024 at 9:31 am

    Zinko is probably now valued at near £50 million being a captain of his national team and having experience with both Arsenal and Man City managers and that he is a unique inverted fullback that can be a fullback, inverted fullback, defensive midfielder and ball carrying midfielder and captain experience. Arsenal will not sell him anyway, even for £50 million unless they were enticed by an attractive swap deal with a foreign team.

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