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Arsenal Agree £32m Deal With Man City For Oleksandr Zinchenko

Arsenal has accepted a £32m deal with Manchester City to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The Gunners are set to pay £30m up front with £2m in add-ons, while personal terms are not believed to be a problem.

The Ukraine international will now leave Man City’s pre-season training camp to link up with Arsenal, who are also in the USA where he will go through the formalities of a medical and sign paperwork.

Zinchenko has spent just over six years at City after joining the club as a teenager from the Russian side Ufa.

The 25-year-old, who was trained by Mikel Arteta during the Arsenal manager’s spell as assistant to Man City boss Pep Guardiola, can cover a variety of positions, including left-back and central midfield.

It is believed Arteta is excited about the prospect of working with Zinchenko again and values his versatility as a player.

Arsenal has been in the market for a left-sided defender and was trying to sign Manchester United-bound Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, who is set to join United in a £57m deal.

Zinchenko is hoping to team up with former City team-mate Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal after the Brazilian left the Etihad to move to north London earlier this month in a £45m deal.

Zinchenko is also set to become the Gunners’ fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Jesus, Marquinhos, Matt Turner, and Fabio Vieira.

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