Arsenal Football Club have completed the £32m pounds transfer of Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko from reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
The Gunners are will pay £30m upfront with an extra £2m in add-ons, while personal terms were not much of an issue.
The Ukraine international has already left Manchester City’s pre-season training camp to link up with Arsenal, who are also in the USA where the formalities of a medical and contract paperwork were carried out. He has put pen to paper on a four-year deal which will run until the summer of 2026.
The 25-year-old, who was coached by gaffer Mikel Arteta during the Arsenal manager’s spell as assistant to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, can cover a variety of positions, including left-back and central midfield.
Zinchenko will link up with former City team-mate Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal, after the Brazilian left the Etihad to move to the Emirates earlier this month for 45 million pounds.
Zinchenko is also set to become the Gunners’ fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Gabriel Jesus, Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira.
Pep Guardiola has hailed the impact Oleksandr Zinchenko had at Manchester City and said the success the Ukraine international earns at Arsenal will be shared by his former club.
Zinchenko won four Premier League titles with Manchester City but only made 15 league appearances last season.