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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could add Mykhailo Mudryk in January if the Gunners are able to meet the asking price of the Miners. AFP / Oli SCARFF


  • Arsenal will have a big price to pay if they want to take in Mykhailo Mudryk
  • Newcastle United is also interested in acquiring Mudryk
  • Mudryk appears determined to play for Mikel Arteta

Most are focused on the World Cup 2022 as teams try to figure out their current rosters.

On the part of Arsenal, the Gunners are expected to skim the market for additional talent and one name that has again cropped up is Mykhailo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 21-year-old winger is reportedly impressed with Mikel Arteta and the way the Gunners are playing, a reason why he would love to move to the Emirates Stadium according to Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports.

However, sealing the deal for the Ukrainian winger's services will not be easy as it would take more than £85 million ($103 million) for Shakhtar to agree to send Mudryk to the Gunners.

According to Mirko Di Natale, Arsenal made a significant offer to secure the Ukrainian player although it remains unclear if this meets the set fee of the Miners.

Hence, it will be an interesting couple of weeks for Mudryk and the Gunners heading into the January transfer window.

It would not be the first time that Arsenal has been linked to the sensational footballer, someone who has been on the team's radar for the longest time.

At the time, Shakhtar valued Mudryk at £50 million ($60.4 million). The numbers tied to the Ukrainian player have unsurprisingly spiked, so it will be interesting if Arsenal will make a serious push to add him to the team's lineup.

It should be noted that Manchester City is another squad reportedly keen on acquiring the services of Mudryk.

One thing going for the Gunners is that Mudryk is mutually interested in moving to Emirates Stadium.

According to Jacobs in a report by Give Me Sport, Murdyk is keen on suiting up for the Gunners.

"He said that many times including directly to me in an interview that I did about two months ago, he said he can't say no to Arsenal," the scribe stated. "He's spoken directly with Zinchenko his countryman, he's very impressed by Mikel Arteta and the style that the team plays."

While there seems some mutual interest between the two sides, it remains that the money on the table will be a factor.

Aside from the Citizens, Newcastle United is also looking to make a pitch to recruit Mudryk.

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Mykhailo Mudryk impressed by Gunners' play, interested in playing for Mikel Arteta. AFP