Oleksandr Zinchenko has won four Premier League titles with Manchester City but only made 15 league appearances last season; Arsenal have already signed Gabriel Jesus from Pep Guardiola’s side this summer; the Gunners accepted defeat in their attempts to sign Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez
Arsenal hopes to conclude a deal with Manchester City to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko early this week.
It is understood the total transfer fee for the Ukraine international will be worth in the region £30m, with personal terms not expected to be a problem.
Talks are continuing over the deal, and there is growing confidence that it can be completed soon.
Zinchenko has spent just over six years at Man City after joining the club as a teenager from the Russian side Ufa.
The 25-year-old, who was coached by Mikel Arteta during the Arsenal manager’s spell as assistant to Man City boss Pep Guardiola, can cover a variety of positions, including left-back and central midfield.
Arsenal have been in the market for a left-sided defender and were trying to sign Manchester United bound Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.