Arsenal transfer news summary: Gunners continue to hunt for Mykhaylo Mudryk; Happy Granite Xhaka at Emirates, and more
Arsenal will travel to Amex on Saturday (December 31) to face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta’s wards are still at the top of the league after 15 games.
Meanwhile, renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has said that the Gunners are still in the race to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk. Elsewhere, Granit Xhaka is happy at Emirates.
On that note, here are the key Arsenal transfer stories for December 30, 2022:
Arsenal continue to pursue Mykhaylo Mudryk
Fabrizio Romano said that weapon still hunting for Mykhaylo Mudryk’s autograph.
The Gunners’ lengthy quest to sign the Ukrainian winger has yet to come to fruition. Arteta is still on the hunt for a new winger and has his eye on the 21-year-old.
In my column for offsideRomano says there are no new developments in the story.
“The Mykhaylo Mudryk story continues to make headlines, and I’ve had plenty of Arsenal fans asking me for updates. I’m afraid I don’t know exactly when there will be new developments, it depends on the clubs; We’ll update when they come back with new bids,” Romano said.
Romano added that Shakhtar Donetsk appreciate Mudryk, that’s why they charge an exorbitant fee for his signature.
“Certainly, Arsenal are still in touch with Shakhtar and they want to confirm; Mudryk dreams of the English Premier League and he is waiting to see what happens. I think he’s a great talent with great potential, so this is why Shakhtar is asking for Antony and Jack Grealish’s big regional fee,” Romano said.
The 21-year-old has made 18 appearances for the Ukrainian giants this season in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and providing eight assists.
Happy Granite Xhaka at Emirates
Granite Xhaka I think Arsenal are on the right track at the moment. The Gunners have enjoyed a resurgent season under Arteta and are Premier League title contenders. The Switzerland international has played a key role in the club’s steady growth under Arteta.
Speaking recently, Xhaka said he has a great relationship with the Spaniard.
“Of course, I am very happy because we are having a very good time at Arsenal. I feel completely at ease and enjoy a tremendous amount of confidence there. We have special plans in London,” said Xhaka.
“We discussed everything (with Arteta about the World Cup), yes. He can read me like anyone else. Mikel knows what a breakdown is. He felt how hurt I was to be eliminated (in Qatar). But there are many other challenges and tournaments. I will put them on.”
Xhaka has four goals and four assists in 21 games in all competitions this season for the north London side.
Thierry Henry points out the importance of Gabriel Jesus to the Gunners
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes the Gunners will miss out Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian player will be sidelined for a long time after suffering a knee injury in the last match. World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
The 25-year-old has been a key figure at Emirates since arriving at the club from City of Manchester this summer.
Speaking recently, Henry said Jesus’ experience in the Premier League makes him an indispensable element of the Gunners.
“What I like again about what you will miss with Jesus is that he won it. I come to this football club with so many people who have won it. You don’t have many people who have won the tournament here. Gabriel Jesus and Zinchenko did it,” said Henry.
“You can see that they are conveying that to the young players in the team, and that is what I love about Gabriel Jesus. When you hear him talk, he always says, ‘I believe we can win the league,’ and that’s very contagious.”
Jesus has made 20 appearances in all competitions for the London giants this season, scoring five goals and assisting seven more.
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