Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is a transfer target for Arsenal, used social media to make what might be perceived as a ‘come and get me’ appeal to the Gunners as the transfer situation involving him heats up. The 21-year-old reportedly has several times expressed his desire to migrate to England and his interest in doing so.
After having their original £55 million proposal for the Ukrаine international rejected last week, it is believed that the Gunners have made a second offer for the player. Mudryk has received a second offer in the neighborhood of £60 million, with the player and club allegedly agreeing on the personal terms.
Mudryk has previously used a number of cryptic social media posts and hints to make his intentions over a move to the Emirates Stadium obvious. The 21-year-old called Mikel Arteta a “great coach” on the same platform after posting a video of himself watching the north Londoners play West Ham on Boxing Day.
Mudryk has been at it again with another suggestion on social media after generating excitement among Arsenal supporters with clips allegedly shot in a hotel in London. The Shakhtar attacker is depicted behind bars with the Shakhtar Donetsk badge behind him in a photo posted by @arsenal memes that the winger loved.
Mudryk clicks “like” on an Instagram photo that appears to show his desire to sign with Arsenal.
The post was uploaded three days ago, but the target of the Gunners just recently liked it, heightening the suspense surrounding any Premier League connections. As discussions over a potential move continue, Mudryk’s action has led to a part of his supporters starting the hashtag #freemudryk.
For a while, it appeared Arsenal would virtually certainly sign Mudryk after continuing their long-standing interest. Chelsea, Arsenal’s London rivals, are reportedly interested and ready to step in if the Gunners decline to accede to Shakhtar’s demands.
But if Mudryk’s online behavior is any indication, a relocation to north London is the goal. Mudryk had said he wouldn’t be able to reject a switch to Mikel Arteta’s side during an interview with Ben Jacobs. Arsenal has the ball now.
Why Chelsea has no chance of steаling Mykhaylo Mudryk from Arsenal in the Premier League
Mykhaylo Mudryk, a winger for Shakhtar Donetsk, is still being strongly linked to a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta’s side currently sit on top of the Premier League table and the Spaniard has admitted that he is hoping to bolster his squad this winter. “We are really trying to improve the squad in every window,” he said.
“We’re trying to do our best because we cannot waste any windows still with the squad and the numbers that we have. We will try.”
However, other rumors suggest that Chelsea has also entered the race to recruit the gifted 21-year-old, and the Blues are eager to bring the quick wideman to Stamford Bridge this month. Despite the fаct that Chelsea definitely possesses greater financial resources than its London rivals, Mudryk’s prior remarks regarding Arsenal make them far more plausible suitors.
Football.london has compiled all of the Ukrainian’s prior remarks on the Gunners below to show why the player obviously wants a move to north London.
Mudryk has admitted that he dreams of a move to the Premier League, singling out a move to Arsenal in particular. Speaking to CBS Sports, he said: “I do dream (of the Premier League).
“I think every guy dreams about the Premier League. Arsenal is a very good team with a very good coach.
“I like the way they play. Yes it would be hard to say no from my side, I can’t say no but the transfer is not only my decision and my word.”
Real Madrid comparison
Mudryk even acknowledged choosing to play for Arsenal over Real Madrid, the current Champions League champions, in an interview with Oleksandr Zinchenko’s wife Vlanda Sedan. The young person said on YouTube: “From a purely hypothetical perspective, if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal.
“But it’s a tough question and involves a lot of factors in my answer. I would first want to know from the head coach that even if I wasn’t a guaranteed starter, that I’d receive a chance.
“Essentially I need to hear directly from the manager what he envisages my role in his side to be.”
Mudryk has made it no sҽcret of his admiration for Arsenal, claiming he often watches Arteta’s side when they are in action. “I check on them [Arsenal] in ‘myscore’ and know when they’re playing I can check on them”, he admitted.
“I also watch them too. (Arsenal are) a very dynamic side, in general not just in controlling possession but also in scoring goals.”