It’s looking like the Oleksandr Zinchenko transfer is going ahead, and he could be an Arsenal player this week according to David Ornstein’s little brother Fabrizio Romano. The Italian sports journalist revealed last night that we are ‘finalising official contracts’ and that a medical is imminent for the Manchester City player.

Ornstein himself also revealed that things are moving along and we ‘are in the process’ of finalising a move for the 25-year-old. 

It looks like a deal for around £32m has been struck between the two clubs and Zinchenko could travel across the US to join his new teammates this week once the paperwork has been completed. The deal is thought to be for around four years and personal terms are already thought to have been agreed ahead of a transfer.

Zinchenko was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings at Man City and the Ukrainian international has won four league titles, an FA Cup and four League Cups in his time at City. It’s thought that City are looking to sign Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella as Zinchenko’s replacement for £901m.

Along with a move for Zinchenko, there is still more talk of Leicester star Youri Tielemans coming to Arsenal as well, which would be yet another proven Premiership star ready to settle straight into the squad.

Nuno Says No to Loan Transfer…

Nuno Tavares has said no to a loan transfer which would see him play for Marseille next season, preferring to fight for his place at Arsenal. Tavares is one of a number of players which Arteta is keen to move out of the squad ahead of the new season and if we sign the aforementioned Zinchenko, this can only be bad news for Nuno.

New kit launched tomorrow.

Sunday’s Injury Update from Arteta.