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Arsenal hopeful of signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City

Arsenal are hopeful of reaching an agreement to sign Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, sources have told ESPN.

Mikel Arteta’s side have reignited their interest in Zinchenko, 25, after missing out on Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, who is closing in on a move to Manchester United.

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Talks are ongoing, with City expected to demand in the region of £35 million for Zinchenko, whose versatility is a key factor for Arsenal boss Arteta.

The Ukraine international can play as a left-back or as a midfielder, two positions Arsenal are looking to strengthen this summer.

Arteta enjoyed a close working relationship with Zinchenko when the pair worked together under Pep Guardiola at City, before Arteta left to become Arsenal’s head coach in December 2019.

Zinchenko has two years remaining on his deal at City, where he started just 18 matches across all competitions last season.