'People I speak to say...': David Ornstein shares exciting Arsenal transfer update
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'People I speak to say...': David Ornstein shares exciting Arsenal transfer update

David Ornstein has reported that Arsenal have made Mykhaylo Mudryk their top target for January.

The Athletic journalist has also said his sources think “there is a good chance it will happen”.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Shakhtar Donetsk star over the past few months.

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Mudryk himself has said he’d like to play for the Gunners, and has expressed his desire to join a top club soon.

Ornstein, speaking on The Athletic Football Podcast, shared the latest on the Mudryk to Arsenal saga.

“He is Arsenal’s priority target for this transfer window,” he said.

“And a number of people with knowledge of the situation feel that there’s a very good chance it will happen.

“People I speak to say despite this public pronouncement of about €100m, privately, Shakhtar will accept a lower fee and that he’s very enthusiastic about the idea of joining Arsenal, with the priority being the Premier League.

“And so he could push potentially, and I think Arsenal and maybe others will be hoping that him pushing helps bring down the price.

“Arsenal may have other options but he is their focus. And the Kroenke family are backing Edu… and Mikel Arteta, and prepared to do so in this market to try and kick on and maintain their Premier League title challenge.

“Arsenal are ready to do business and he is their first-choice candidate for strengthening their attack in the January transfer window.”

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Arsenal on the right track for ‘unstoppable’ talent

Mudryk certainly looks ready for a big move, considering how he’s been faring at Shakhtar this season.

The 21-year-old’s club tally this season reads 18 games, 10 goals and eight assists in all competitions.

And in the Champions League, he has registered three goals and two assists from six outings.

This shows Mudryk has what it takes to shine at the top level.

And it looks promising in terms of Arsenal getting their hands on the ‘unstoppable‘ talent.

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