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Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk is the fastest player in the Champions League this season
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Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk is the fastest player in the Champions League this season

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move to sign Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Mykhaylo Mudryk, and the Ukrainian has been showing his class in the Champions League this season.

The Gunners have had a sensational campaign so far. They really do look like title contenders, but the big concern everyone has about Mikel Arteta’s side is their lack of squad depth.

A player like Mudryk would be fantastic for them.

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Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk is the fastest player in the Champions League this season

Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier this week that Arsenal, who were heavily linked with a move to sign Mudryk in the summer transfer window, are still interested in his services.

The talented 21-year-old has been on fire for Shakhtar this season, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists in just 15 games in all competitions.

Mudryk has really impressed this term, especially in the Champions League. His potential has been described as ‘frightening’ by Ben Jacobs, and he’ll be on the shortlist of a number of clubs in the next two transfer windows.

UEFA released their list of the fastest players in this season’s Champions League. Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares is fifth on the list with a top speed of 36.2 km/h, but it’s Mudryk who leads the way with a stunning pace of 36.6 km/h.

That sort of speed is terrifying for any defender, and he could be a real star at Arsenal, who have a few of rapid players themselves.

Check out the 10 fastest players in this season’s Champions League below.

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Arsenal’s first-choice left-winger at the moment is Gabriel Martinelli.

The young Brazilian has been absolutely incredible so far this season, and his performances have earned him a call-up to Brazil’s World Cup squad, which is a superb achievement.

However, with Emile Smith Rowe out injured, Arsenal’s only other option on the left flank is Reiss Nelson. The Englishman is a good player, but he’s just not quite on the same level as Martinelli.

That’s why Arsenal need to strengthen in the January transfer window and Mudryk would be an outstanding addition to Arteta’s squad.

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