Oleksandr Zinchenko WARNS international teammate not to score against Arsenal after the player scored a banger for Ukraine

Zinchenko brings risks and rewards to Mikel Arteta's Arsenal.


Oleksandr Zinchenko WARNS international teammate not to score against Arsenal after the player scored a banger for Ukraine

Arsenal and Ukraine player Oleksandr Zinchenko. (Via The Telegraph and Manchester Evening)

Arsenal’s star left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko made a hilarious warning to his National teammate after he scored a beautiful goal. In Ukraine’s recent win over Malta, Mykhailo Mudryk was seen finally picking up his form and showcasing his talent after a run of disappointing form.

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Zinchenko said, “I’ll rip your b*lls off!” to Mudryk to play mind games with him as Arsenal is set to face Chelsea next in the Premier League. However, he praised the player’s improvement and efforts in the country’s 3-1 win in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Mikel Arteta is beaming with confidence as he finally beat Pep Guardiola in the Premier League. And now, he is set for a thrilling game against Chelsea on Saturday. The 22-year-old former Shakhtar Donetsk player could be crucial in pivoting the game in the favor of the Blue side of London. Mudryk was also involved in a significant transfer battle between the two London rivals.

However, Mauricio Pochettino is looking to stabilize his Chelsea side. Mudryk’s resurgence in form could be just the boost he needs in his attack. Zinchenko was left positively impressed with Mudryk’s screaming goal for Ukraine against Malta. He issued a friendly warning not to showcase a similar performance when he plays against him and not by his side, or he would have to face severe consequences.

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The risks and rewards Oleksandr Zinchenko brings to Arsenal

Oleksandr Zinchenko’s role at Arsenal presents both rewards and risks, and it’s a balance that Mikel Arteta has to deal with. Zinchenko, who previously played for City, plays a bespoke inverted full-back role under Arteta, significantly contributing to the Gunners’ style. He’s known for his ability to transform into an additional midfielder, delivering creative and precise passes that enhance the team’s play.

Oleksandr Zinchenko
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Source: Goal.com)

However, a lingering concern about lapses in concentration and his defensive intensity has been questioned, leaving Arsenal exposed occasionally. Zinchenko’s performance in the upcoming game against Manchester City will be pivotal, and Arteta must weigh the potential rewards against the high-risk elements of his game to secure a positive outcome.

Zinchenko’s recent defensive lapses and vulnerability to dispossessions raise concerns. Yet, his ball retention and playmaking abilities are valuable for Arsenal against City’s high press. He faces the challenge of becoming an all-round elite-level player, minimizing these concerns.

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