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Shakhtar set price for Arsenal target Mudryk 0

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been named among the clubs credited with interest in the services of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, and they won’t have liked the recent words of the Ukrainian club’s Director of Football Darijo Srna, who has dropped a hint that there might be no sale for anything under €100 million.

As relayed by The Athletic journalist Adam Crafton, Srna compared the quality and the value of Mudryk with that of Jack Grealish of Manchester City, as well as Manchester United newcomer Antony.

“If somebody wants to buy Mudryk, they must pay huge, huge, huge money,” the former Croatia defender said.

Shakhtar official confirms Arsenal interest in Mudryk 0

Posted on October 29, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have recently been credited with interest in Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk, a 21-year-old winger who predominantly plays on the left attacking flank. And speaking to Italian publication Calciomercato, Carlo Nicolini, the deputy of the sporting director of the Ukrainian club, has confirmed there has been concrete interest from the Gunners, as well as Manchester City.

Mudryk is quickly becoming one of the most coveted young players in Europe, and it is believed that his value in the eyes of Shakhtar now exceeds the amount Manchester United paid to sign Antony from Ajax near the end of the summer transfer window.

Transfer rumours: Solomon talks, Buendia links dismissed 0

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal made no secret of their search for an attacking midfielder in the January transfer window. They had previously tried to sign Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon but failed, and one of the names that appeared in the press as a potential alternative was Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia.

The 24-year-old Argentinian is certainly a talented player, very creative. He was a standout performer in what ultimately ended as a doomed Premier League campaign for the Canaries. However, Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber has recently dismissed the reports of interest from Arsenal, or any other club, for his services.

Arsenal monitoring Shakhtar winger 0

Posted on January 13, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are monitoring Shakhtar Donetsk’s Manor Solomon as they consider a move for his services in the summer, according to The Guardian.

Solomon is a winger, 21, and his excellent performances in the Champions League this season, as well as the previous one, have been attracting attention across Europe. In all competitions, he has played 17 games this term so far, scoring five goals and adding an assist to his name as well. He plays mostly on the left, though he’s fully capable of performing on the right, as well as through the middle as a number 10 – a highly talented player who uses both feet in equal measure.

Arsenal in defender talks with Shakhtar 0

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over the possibility of signing Mykola Matviyenko.

If you’ve been following Shakhtar lately, or at least seen them in the Champions League clashes they had with Manchester City this season, you probably know who this player is and have some general idea of what can be expected of him. Matviyenko is a defender, 23 years old, preferring to use his left foot on the ball and to play in the heart of the back line, though he is also fully capable of playing on either defensive flank. Standing 6′ tall, he is quite good in the air while boasting decent pace and skill with the ball on the ground too.

Arsenal targeting Shakhtar Donetsk duo 0

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are interesting in bringing Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian duo Taison and Wellington Nem to Emirates in the summer, according to the Italian outlet Calciomercato.

Both players have been made available for a summer transfer and Arsenal are thought to be leading the chase for the talented duo ahead of the Premier League rivals Chelsea, who are also interested in the pair.

Ukrainian club are keen to get Taison and Wellington Nem off their books at the end of the season as the club’s high earners failed to feature regularly in recent times.

Should Arsenal pursue a deal for Douglas Costa? 0

Posted on July 31, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Douglas Costa.  Costa had refused to return to his Ukrainian club because of the on-going political troubles between Russia and Ukraine.

The 23-year-old was one of six players who have refused to return Donetsk, stating they felt their lives were in danger after the terrible air disaster involving a Malaysian airline, which killed 298 people. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

Arsenal target hints at summer exit 0

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Shakhtar Donetsk starlet Bernard has admitted that he may have to leave his current employers in the summer transfer window due to ongoing unrest across Ukraine.

The Brazilian was reportedly close to joining Arsenal last summer, but he eventually opted to sign for the Ukrainian giants in a €25 million deal.

He has since helped the Miners win the 2013/2014 league title, but utterly failed to justify the transfer fee, starting just eight league games and another two Champions League fixtures.

Bernard, nonetheless, managed to make Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad, and the player now admits he might be leaving Shakhtar after the tournament finals having failed to adapt to life in Ukraine.

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