Arsenal agree £32m deal

Arsenal agree £32m deal to make Oleksandr Zinchenko their latest summer signing, with versatile Ukraine star now jetting to Orlando to join up with his new team-mates and undergo a medical after leaving Manchester City’s base in Texas

Arsenal are set to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko from Premier League champions Manchester City for a fee in the region of £32million after the clubs agreed a deal

The Gunners will pay £30m up front with two million pounds in add-ons, with the 25-year-old leaving City’s training camp in America to link up with the north London side who are also on a U.S. pre-season tour.

Zinchenko is flying in to Orlando and will undergo a medical either on Tuesday or Wednesday before his move is rubber stamped.

Zinchenko will become Arsenal’s second recruit from City in the close season after Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus and their fifth signing overall after winger Marquinhos, goalkeeper Matt Turner and attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira.

Primarily a midfielder when on international duty, Zinchenko has often been deployed as a left back by Pep Guardiola at City.

But he has found playing time hard to come by with Joao Cancelo the preferred option on the left side of defence.

Zinchenko’s arrival will give Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta squad depth in the left back position with Nuno Tavares failing to impress last season when first choice defender Kieran Tierney’s season came to a premature end due to injury.

Arsenal agree £32m deal

Arsenal, who finished fifth last season, begin their league campaign on August 5 with a London derby at Crystal Palace.

He has played 128 games for City in six seasons with the club, winning an impressive nine major trophies. City identified Cucurella as a replacement were Zinchenko to go but still have negotiation to do with Brighton, who value the Spaniard at around £50m.