If a report from The Sun is correct, Arsenal will rekindle their interest in Mykhaylo Mudryk, who was heavily linked with a summer move to the Emirates. With the arrival of the Shakhtar Donetsk winger, Marquinhos may be forced to leave the club on a winter loan in order to gain regular playing time.
The Gunners signed the 19-year-old teenager from Sao Paulo for a fee in the region of £3 million. Mikel Arteta was open to loaning him out for the entire 2022-23 season, but the gaffer himself blocked a potential exit due to their failure to sign another wide attacker during the summer window. Marquinhos made his Europa League debut against FC Zurich last week, but a loan move is still possible if a deal is reached for the young Ukrainian.
The Blue and Yellow international, 21, rose through the academy ranks of Metalist Kharkiv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and Shakhtar Donetsk before making his senior debut for the latter as a teenager. He was loaned out to Arsenal Kyiv and Desna Chernihiv for first-team football, where he honed his skills before settling into a regular role in the current Miners squad.
Why Should Arsenal Rekindle Interest in Mudryk?
Arsenal are finally back on track with some exciting brand of football. Furthermore, they have been spot on in terms of recruitment, and the philosophy of rebuilding the team around talented young people should result in long-term success. Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are indispensible downfield, but they don’t have enough cover for their young teammates. Emile Smith Rowe is more effective as a ‘number ten,’ whereas Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah are better suited to spearhead the attack.
Reiss Nelson, who is still recovering from a muscle injury, is still a possibility. However, after failing to impress on loan at Feyenoord, the former England youth international has fallen down the pecking order. If he regains his fitness after the international break, the 22-year-old could be used in Cup and European matches.
Mudryk, despite being right-footed, prefers to play as an inverted winger from the left. He not only scored a goal but also assisted twice in Shakhtar’s emphatic 4-1 win against RB Leipzig in the Champions League, and his emergence suggests that the Arsenal scouts are once again right on the money. Although it is too early to speculate transfer rumours, Marquinhos’ immediate future relies on any likely move for the promising Ukraine international.