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Arsenal complete £32m move for Man City star

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The Gunners add a new defender to their ranks ahead of the next season.

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City.

The Ukrainian star follows his Man City teammate Gabriel Jesus, who moved to the Emirates earlier this summer.

Zinchenko joins the Gunners on a four-year contract, with Arsenal paying an initial fee of £30m to sign him. 

Man City might receive another £2m if the 25-year-old’s performances activate the add-ons in his Arsenal contract.

“This is a boyhood dream come true, because I was a massive fan when I was a kid,” Zinchenko told Arsenal’s website.

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“Since Thierry Henry and young Cesc Fabregas was playing here, I was just enjoying watching those games, that Arsenal.

“And obviously I started to love this club, so I am so excited and I cannot wait to play for this amazing club.”

Zinchenko mostly played as a left-back during his time at Man City. He can cover for Kieran Tierney, who missed a good chunk of the last season due to fitness problems.

However, it seems that Arsenal have primarily signed Zinchenko to use his versatility in midfield. The former City star usually plays as No.8 for Ukraine, a role that he will most likely fill at the Emirates. 

Zinchenko can play his Arsenal debut when the Gunners face Chelsea in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.