Arsenal reveal their asking price for phased-out Mikel Arteta signing

  • Arsenal signed Oleksandr Zinchenko in 2022
  • He has slowly been phased out due to injury and poor form
  • Mikel Arteta has named his asking price

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Mikel Arteta has made many great signings since he joined Arsenal. In fact, his efficiency in the transfer window is a big reason why he has been a success managing the club he once captained.

However, the reality is that great things don't last forever. Therefore, fans shouldn't be surprised when some signings start off great but slowly turn out bad. Whether it be through picking up injuries or slowly being phased out of the starting lineup, some Arsenal players have actually been downgraded this season.

One of those players is Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has been phased out of the starting lineup due to picking up successive injuries. This season, Zinny has been in the starting eleven for 17 Premier League matches. Last season, he finished the season with 26 league starts.

It does not look like Zinchenko will have an easy route back into the starting lineup, as Jakub Kiwior has impressed in his absence. Furthermore, Jurrien Timber has the ability to play at left-back, so Mikel Arteta could easily include the Dutchman there when he returns from injury.

Arsenal reveal their asking price for phased-out Mikel Arteta signing

According to a report by Football Transfers, Arsenal will ask for around £32.9m to sell Oleksandr Zinchenko in the summer transfer window. It is believed that Bayern Munich would like to sign Zinchenko, since they see the Ukraine international as their ideal Alphonso Davies replacement.

For context, Arsenal would make their money back on the Zinchenko signing, just two seasons after signing him from Manchester City. The total package in 2022 was £30m to be paid up front, with £2m in add-ons.

But should Arsenal ACTUALLY consider selling Zinchenko? Well, some fans might not like to hear this, but why not?

After all, Zinchenko isn't a first-team player when everybody is fully fit. He has been a great servant to Arsenal and he was a key reason why they pushed for the title last season but it's important to know when to let go. If Arsenal can claim their money back now then they absolutely should, before his value decreases due to inconsistent minutes.

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