Journalist Dean Jones claims that Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk has given Arsenal some “promising” hope.
When the transfer market reopens, the 21-year-old, who has been linked with a move away from his childhood team, might join Mikel Arteta’s revolution at the Emirates Stadium.
Then, in a very frank interview with CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, the Ukraine international said that he would be open to the thought of joining the Gunners.
When asked if he had hopes of playing in the Premier League at some point in the future, Mudryk responded, “Yes. Every guy, in my opinion, has Premier League fantasies.
When Arsenal was then mentioned as an example of a possible team the creative genius could like to join, he responded, “Yeah, yes,” “Arsenal is a very good team, but it’s hard to say. Excellent coach; I enjoy watching them play.
According to the Ukrainian news source football24tv (via Football.London), Shakhtar are planning to ask for £30 million for their greatest asset—a price that Arsenal might be able to afford.
What has Jones said about Mudryk?
According to Jones, Mudryk’s remarks show how Arsenal “managed to advance themselves in terms of status” during the past six to twelve months, according to GiveMeSport.
“It’s definitely promising, not just even in terms of this signing, but I think in general terms. If you go back a year, Arsenal just weren’t sure what type of player they could attract anymore.Jones
“Now, as soon as they’ve got back in that conversation of being in Europe, as soon as they’ve had a good start to the season in the Premier League, everyone’s suddenly open about the idea of joining them again. And this is where they’ve managed to propel themselves in terms of status.”
So how good is he really?
Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ended Skahktar’s season, Mudryk had 11 Premier League appearances with two goals and seven assists, an impressive record straight from the get go of the season.
The versatile attacker has had a strong start to the season thus far, contributing to four goals in his first four games across all competitions.
Mudryk may be the perfect substitute for Nicolas Pepe, who has temporarily relocated to Nice, and Arsenal may reconsider this transaction in January.