Arsenal agreed on a deal to sign oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City



The Gunners are set to pay £30m up front with £2m in add-ons, while personal terms are not expected to be a problem. The Ukraine international will now leave Man City's pre-season training camp to link up with Arsenal, who are also in the USA where he will go through the formalities of a medical and sign paperwork. Zinchenko has spent just over six years at City after joining the club as a teenager from Russian side Ufa.

The 25-year-old, who was coached by Mikel Arteta during the Arsenal manager's spell as assistant to Man City boss Pep Guardiola, can cover a variety of positions, including left-back and central midfield. It is understood Arteta is excited about the prospect at working with Zinchenko again and values his versatility as a player. Arsenal have been in the market for a left-sided defender and were trying to sign Manchester United-bound Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, who is set to join United in a £57m deal. Zinchenko is expected to team up with former City team-mate Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal after the Brazilian left the Etihad to move to north London earlier this month in a £45m deal. Man City, meanwhile, want to bring in a left-back and remain interested in Brighton's Marc Cucurella, as Sky Sports News revealed back in June.


The 23-year-old enjoyed a hugely successful first season in the Premier League after joining from Getafe in a deal worth around £15m last summer. Zinchenkois also set to become the Gunners' fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Jesus, Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira.