Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk has confirmed he wants to join Arsenal in January and would find it impossible to turn down a move to the Emirates.
The Gunners expressed interest in signing Shakhtar and star Mudryk during the summer transfer window, while fellow Premier League club were also linked with a move.
Mudryk established himself as a key member of Shakhtar’s squad last season and scored in the club’s impressive 4-1 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.
Arsenal could revive their interest in Mudryk in January as Mikel Arteta is still keen to bolster his squad in that area of the pitch.
Mudryk admits it would be a ‘dream’ to secure a move to the Premier League and says he would find it impossible to reject a move to Arsenal.
‘In the winter we will see,’ Mudryk told when asked about his future. ‘There’s been a lot of discussions about a transfer and speculation about what clubs want me.
‘But it’s normal. Right now I’m in Shakhtar and I want to play in this team, I love this team, I love every guy in this team. Shakhtar is now my home.
‘It’s important that now all my thoughts are on Shakhtar – but in the winter we will see.’
Asked whether his dream was to move to the Premier League and potentially join Arsenal, he added: ‘Yes, yes. I think every player dreams of the Premier League.
‘It’s hard to say but Arsenal is a very good team, very good coach. I like the way they play. From my side I can’t say no [to Arsenal] but a transfer is not just up to my decision.’
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