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Report: Arsenal target Zinchenko open to signing new contract

Arsenal target Oleksandr Zinchenko is open to staying at Manchester City and signing a new contract in what would potentially be a blow to Mikel Arteta’s plans this summer, according to a report from I News.

The Gunners are looking at Zinchenko as they target more depth at left-back and in central midfield. They are not the only team monitoring the Ukrainian, with West Ham also admirers.

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Zinchenko has struggled to cement himself in the City side during his time at the Etihad Stadium. But his stock has risen considerably with how he has conducted himself off the pitch and performed on it in recent months.

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So you could understand if the 25-year-old was open to moving on. However, it seems that Zinchenko is ready to leave all of his options open.

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In fact, I News reports that Zinchenko is not pushing to leave. And his representatives are open to discussing a new contract for him as he heads into the final two years of his deal.

Arsenal target Zinchenko open to signing new Manchester City contract

Signing Zinchenko would be a real coup for Arsenal. Unfortunately, Kieran Tierney has been unable to catch a break when it comes to injury.

But the Gunners also need more quality and depth in the middle of the park. And Zinchenko would certainly address both of those concerns should he move to the Emirates.

Pep Guardiola labelled Zinchenko an ‘incredible‘ player. And he would surely relish the chance to play a lot more often after spending much of his time at City closer to the periphery.

But it seems that Zinchenko could ultimately opt to stay put and commit what should be the best years of his career to the Cityzens.

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