Arsenal now ‘number one choice’ for £53m star at the Emirates

by | 27 December, 2022 | EPL News

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta

Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Mykhaylo Mudryk as the Shakhtar Donetsk star’s ‘number one choice’ is to complete a January move to the Emirates Stadium, CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has told GiveMeSport.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will be handed the opportunity to bolster his table-topping squad when the transfer window reopens next month.

Arsenal transfer news – Mykhaylo Mudryk
According to The Athletic, Arsenal have made Mudryk their priority target and there is optimism that they will negotiate a move during the early stages of 2023.

The report suggests the Gunners, along with the 21-year-old’s other admirers, feel they will succeed in getting their man by offering less than Shakhtar’s £88million valuation, while Jacobs recently told GiveMeSport that £53million could be enough to strike a deal.

Carlo Nicolini, the Ukrainian giants’ deputy sporting director, has confirmed that Arsenal are interested in Mudryk ahead of the transfer window opening for business in a matter of days.

Manchester City, Newcastle United, Paris Saint-Germain, Brentford, Everton and Bayer Leverkusen are also known to be admirers of the winger, but the Gunners appear to be in pole position.