Arsenal currently have several wingers to choose from, so why would they be targeting this Shakhtar Donetsk wonderkid who’s also a winger? Read on.
Arsenal FC currently have a few wingers to choose from, including left winger Gabriel Martinelli (left winger), Marquinhos (right winger) and Reiss Nelson (also a right-winger), so the question being asked here is, why are Arsenal targeting Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who’s also right-footed? Find out more right here.
Why are Arsenal targeting Mudryk?
It looks as though Premier League side Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Ukrainian international winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk in the upcoming January transfer window. Arsenal are in the hunt for reinforcements to ensure they stay at the top of the league after the world cup break, and the Ukrainian wonderkid could be the perfect fit.
The initial asking price from Shaktar was £90,000,000.00, which was even a shock to Mudryk who thought it was too much, but according to reports, the new valuation and asking price is said to be somewhere in the region of £40,000,000.00.
How well are Arsenal doing at the moment?
Arsenal are currently flying high in the Europa League and in the domestic Premier League. They topped Group A in Europa League, and they are currently sitting at the top of the English Premier League. If you want to purchase tickets to watch any upcoming Arsenal games, click here for the latest prices.
They are in fine form, and they could go on to win the double. In the Europa League, they played 6 games and ended up with 15 points, which put them above PSV (finished in second place), FK Bodø/Glimt (third), and FC Zurich who finished bottom of the group.
In the Premier League, they are above second-place Manchester City and third-place Newcastle United. They’ve played 14 games, won 12, drawn 1, and lost just 1, and they have scored 33 goals and let in 11. If you look at the major sports betting sites, you will see that Arsenal are the current odds-on favourites to win the Europa League, above Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, and Ajax. In the Premier League, they are the second odds-on favourite to win the league behind current reigning champions Manchester City.
Who is Mykhailo Mudryk?
Mykhailo Mudryk is a 21-year-old footballer who currently plays as the number 10 at club level for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League. The right-footed winger was born in Krasnograd, Ukraine, in January 2001. He started his youth career at Metalist Kharkiv from 2010 to 2014 and then spent from 2014 to 2016 at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk before arriving at Donetsk.
In 2018, he moved up to the senior team, and then in 2019, he had a brief 10-game loan spell at Arsenal Kyiv and a 10-game loan spell at Desna Chernihiv in 2021. He made his international debut for Ukraine U16 in 2016. He has also played for the U17s, U19s, and U21s, and he has played for the Ukraine men’s senior team since April 2021. So far, he has played eight times for his country, impressing in most appearances, which is why Arteta has taken a keen interest in the formidable player.