Mykhaylo Mudryk is the surprise name who has been heavily linked with Arsenal over the last few weeks, and the Shakhtar Donetsk attacker has now fueled the rumours on Instagram.
After the Gunners allowed Nicolas Pepe to leave on loan last week, Mikel Arteta and Edu are on the market for a new winger. We’re reportedly interested in a number of names, but Mudryk, branded as the ‘Ukrainian Neymar,’ is the one who has been making a lot of noise today.
‘Ukrainian Neymar’ Mykhaylo Mudryk likes Instagram post saying Arsenal want to sign him today
MediaFoot Marseille revealed earlier this month that Arsenal are among the clubs interested in signing Mudryk, who mainly plays as a left winger for Shakhtar.
Fabrizio Romano then reported that the Gunners have ‘explored conditions’ to sign the 21-year-old.
Now, Mudryk himself has dropped a potential hint on Instagram, suggesting that Arsenal are indeed interested in signing him in the final two days of the transfer window.
The Ukrainian liked a post on the social media platform that included a picture of him photoshopped in an Arsenal kit. A part of the caption reads: “Arsenal are pushing for 21-year-old Mykhaylo Mudryk. Shakhtar Donetsk will sell him if valuation is met.”
Make of that what you will…
The Insider’s View:
Arsenal could definitely do with a new winger before the window shuts on Thursday.
Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka aside, we only have young Marquinhos and Reiss Nelson available as natural wingers. The likes of Fabio Vieira, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah can play out wide if required, but bringing in an out-and-out wide man would be the smart move.
Mudryk is definitely a talented player. He only scored twice last season, but he managed to pick up nine assists – including four in a single game back in December.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out in the next two days, but if Edu and Arteta really believe he’s good enough, we should trust them.