It looked almost certain that Arsenal would sign Mykhaylo Mudryk, but Chelsea appear to have spoiled our party.

Fabrizio Romano revealed on Twitter today that the Blues have reached an agreement to sign Mudryk for a fee of €100 million (£88.6m). The Ukrainian hasn’t made a decision yet, but he is on his way to London now to finalise a move to one of Arsenal or Chelsea.

If he does move to Stamford Bridge, Arsenal will have to shift their focus elsewhere, and here are a few decent options to help us in our title charge.

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Three wingers Arsenal could sign if Mykhaylo Mudryk joins Chelsea

Moussa Diaby:

Diaby has been a star at Bayer Leverkusen for a while now.

The 23-year-old’s numbers since the start of the 2019/20 campaign are ridiculous. He has scored 43 goals and provided 41 assists in all competitions, which is a truly sensational return.

He’s young and fast, a good dribbler, and as his numbers show, he’s prolific in front of goals as well. He’d be a fine signing for Arsenal, and he’ll probably be a bit cheaper than Mudryk too.

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Yeremy Pino

The 20-year-old from Villarreal has been on Arsenal’s radar in the past. Back in the summer transfer window, El Periodico Mediterraneo claimed that we are the most interested club in the race to sign Pino.

Journalist Dean Jones then claimed that the talented winger would be open and excited to join Arsenal. No move materialised in the end, but he’d be a decent option now.

Pino is one of the most talented young wingers in Spain at the moment. He can play on both flanks and is more two-footed than Mudryk. He’d be a fine backup to both Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.

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Leandro Trossard

This could be a really smart signing considering we are only looking for a backup.

Trossard has fallen out with Roberto De Zerbi at Brighton and is desperate to leave the Seagulls. He has entered the final six months of his contract as well, which makes him even more gettable.

If Mudryk really does pick Chelsea over Arsenal, Arteta should consider Trossard, who has scored seven goals in the Premier League already this season – same as Saka, Martinelli and Martin Odegaard.

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