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Arsenal transfer news roundup: Gunners remain in hunt for Mykhaylo Mudryk; Granit Xhaka happy at Emirates, and more – December 30, 2022

Arsenal travel to the Amex on Saturday (December 31) to take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta’s pupils are still at the top of the league after 15 games.

Meanwhile, acclaimed transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has said that the Gunners are still in the race to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk. On the other hand, Granit Xhaka is happy at the Emirates.

Along those lines, here’s a look at Arsenal’s key transfer stories as of December 30, 2022:


Arsenal continues to hunt for Mykhaylo Mudryk

Mykhaylo Mudryk is wanted at the Emirates.
Mykhaylo Mudryk is wanted at the Emirates.

Fabrizio Romano has said that Arsenal are still in the hunt to secure the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Gunners’ long-running quest to sign the Ukrainian winger has yet to come to a fruitful conclusion. Arteta is still on the hunt for a new winger and has set his sights on the 21-year-old.

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In his column for Caught Offside, Romano said there is nothing new in the series.

“Mykhaylo Mudryk’s story continues to make headlines, and many Arsenal fans have asked me for updates. I’m afraid I don’t know exactly when there will be news, that depends on the clubs; we will update when they come back with a new offer,” Romano said.

Mykhailo Mudryk has directly participated in a goal once every 75.3 minutes in the League and Champions League in 2022/23:◎ 1431 minutes◉ 10 goals◉ 9 assistsAnd no player has recorded a higher top speed (36.6 km/h) on the #UCL this season. ⚡️ https://t.co/rjlPszIEmg

Romano added that Shakhtar Donetsk values ​​Mudryk very highly, so they are demanding an exorbitant fee for his signing.

“Of course, Arsenal is still in contact with Shakhtar and they want to insist; Mudryk dreams of Premier League football and is waiting to see what happens. I think he is a fantastic talent with great potential, which is why Shakhtar are asking for big fees in the region of Antony and Jack Grealish,” Romano said.

The 21-year-old has appeared 18 times for the Ukrainian giants this season in all competitions, registering ten goals and eight assists.

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Granit Xhaka happy in Emirates

Granit Xhaka is a first-team regular at the Emirates this season.
Granit Xhaka is a first-team regular at the Emirates this season.

Granit Xhaka believes that Arsenal are on the right path at the moment. The Gunners have enjoyed a resurgence under Arteta this season and are favorites to win the Premier League. The Swiss international has played a pivotal role in the club’s steady rise under Arteta.

Speaking recently, Xhaka said that he has enjoyed a great relationship with the Spanish coach.

“Of course, I am happy that we are on a very good path at Arsenal. I feel completely at ease and enjoy enormous confidence there. We have something special planned in London,” Xhaka said.

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“We discussed everything (with Arteta about the World Cup), yes. He can read me like no one else. Mikel knows what it’s like to be depressed. He felt how hurt he was by the way they eliminated me (in Qatar). But there are so many other challenges and tournaments. I am taking charge of that.

Xhaka has amassed four goals and four assists in 21 games in all competitions this season for the north London outfit.


Thierry Henry highlights the importance of Gabriel Jesus for the Gunners

Gabriel Jesus is not expected to return to action anytime soon.
Gabriel Jesus is not expected to return to action anytime soon.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes the Gunners will miss Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian will spend a long period on the sidelines after injuring his knee at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 25-year-old has been a key figure at the Emirates since joining the club from Manchester City this summer.

Speaking recently, Henry said Jesus’ experience of winning the Premier League makes him indispensable to the Gunners.

“What I like again about what you are going to lose with Jesus is that he has won it. I came to this football club with a lot of people who had won it. You don’t have many people who have won the league here. Gabriel Jesus and Zinchenko did it,” Henry said.

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“You can see that this is transmitted to the youngest members of the team, and that is what I love about Gabriel Jesus. When you hear him talk, he always says, ‘I think we can win the league,’ and that’s contagious.”

Jesus has appeared 20 times in competition for the London giants this season, scoring five goals and assisting seven more.

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