What Oleksandr Zinchenko told Mykhailo Mudryk after joining Chelsea
Arsenal left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko has shared what he said with Ukraine international team-mate Mykhailo Mudryk after deciding to join Graham Potter’s Chelsea.
Zinchenko, who can also play as a midfielder, has said he personally wanted Mudryk to join Arsenal in the January transfer window, as he told The Daily Mail in an interview.
The Daily Mail have reported that Arsenal were looking to sign Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk mid-season.
However, it was Arsenal’s Londoners and Premier League rivals Chelsea who were willing to pay the transfer fee Shakhtar was asking and the 22-year-old Ukraine international joined Stamford Bridge instead.
Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko shares message with Mykhailo Mudryk after Chelsea transfer
Zinchenko said, “I told him, ‘It’s already gone, it doesn’t matter what you wanted, what the other guys wanted. Now you’re a Chelsea player, you’ve signed a long-term contract and you have only one option, only one way: straight and forward.
The Arsenal star added: “Unfortunately, he didn’t become an Arsenal player – as I personally wished he would! – but it is life.”
Don’t look back
In our view, Mykhailo Mudryk should not look back on not being able to join Arsenal and look forward to finding success at Chelsea.
Arsenal themselves shouldn’t worry about missing the Ukrainian and move on.
The Gunners signed Leandro Trossard in January after missing out on Mudryk and the Belgian has done well for Arsenal who could win the Premier League title this season.
As for Mudryk, things aren’t going too well for him at Chelsea but we believe the 22-year-old will do the former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners good in the end.
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