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Report: 'Incredible' player Arsenal reportedly want to sign 'bamboozled' Manchester United star last night

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Reported Arsenal target Oleksandr Zinchenko starred for Ukraine last night as they got the better of Scott McTominay’s Scotland in their World Cup qualifier.

It was a heroic display by Oleksandr Petrakov’s men at Hampden Park yesterday in what was a must-win game for both countries. A victory booked a place in the World Cup play-off final against Wales, and it’s Ukraine who got there.

Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored either side of the break and the visitors were 2-0 up. Callum McGregor pulled one back for Scotland, but that meant nothing as Artem Dovbyk sealed the game with his goal in stoppage time.

After everything they’ve been through, it was a phenomenal night for Ukraine, and Manchester City star Zinchenko was the star of the show.

Arsenal target Oleksandr Zinchenko bamboozled Scott McTominay

Ukraine really were excellent last night and completely deserved their win.

Scotland, however, were really poor, and Manchester United star Scott McTominay had a night to forget.

The Daily Record gave the 25-year-old midfielder a 4/10 rating for his display yesterday – no other player in the Scotland starting eleven got a lower score.

Detailing McTominay’s difficulties against Ukraine, the outlet wrote: “Moments of real discomfort as he struggled to cope with slick Ukrainian one-touch attacks and was bamboozled by Zinchenko in early chance.

“Lacked cohesion with his fellow backline and dragged around by Ukrainian strikers.”

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Zinchenko showed why Arteta wants him at the Emirates

At Manchester City, Zinchenko has mostly played at left-back and he’s not too bad in that role. However, the talented Ukrainian showed last night that he can be a star in midfield as well.

In his 90 minutes on the pitch, the 25-year-old, branded as ‘incredible’ by Pep Guardiola, had 86 touches of the ball and completed 59 of his 67 attempted passes, thus maintaining a very healthy 87 per cent passing accuracy.

Zinchenko completed three key passes, created two big chances and picked up an assist. He was successful with each of his two attempted long balls and also completed two of his three attempted dribbles.

He was given an 8/10 rating by SofaScore – higher than any other player on the pitch.

Reports revealed last week that Arsenal boss Arteta is keen to sign Zinchenko and use him as a midfielder. After last night’s performance, we understand why!

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