Arsenal keep a close eye on €25m-rated Ukrainian full-back

Arsenal and West Ham United are keen on signing Oleksandr Zinchenko in the summer transfer window and are set to step up their pursuit of the defender who could be departing Man City. Man City are looking to revamp Ukraine international area on priority and have earmarked Marc Cucurella as a possible target for the position.

The Brighton defender is likely to move if Man City make a substantial offer for the Spanish left-back in this window. As a result, Zinchenko could be on his way out, with there being no shortage of interest in the defender heading into the transfer window.

There have been advances from Arsenal and West Ham United in recent weeks, as one of the London teams could end up being Oleksandr’s next destination. There are many factors for the 25-year-old defender to consider before deciding on his next team.

The Ukrainian defender has been deployed primarily as a left-back by Pep Guardiola, although he plays mainly in midfield for the national team. However, the Ukrainian would like to assume a central role in the next phase of his career, and the Gunners are willing to offer him that.

The Spanish manager knows Zinchenko well and is aware of where he might improve the Gunners. With the squad decently covered at left-back, the report insists that Arsenal want Oleksandr to operate in midfield. At the same time, Zinchenko could also slot in as left-back whenever needed.