Arteta unlocks 'next Trent Alexander-Arnold' as contract agreement revealed. - sportupdate
Connect with us


Arteta unlocks ‘next Trent Alexander-Arnold’ as contract agreement revealed.



who played 89 minutes for Manchester City, consents to join a Premier League club.An

agreement to Arteta’s contract reveals the “next Trent Alexander-Arnold.”As an inverted fullback, Oleksandr Zinchenko has drawn parallels between himself and Trent Alexander-Arnold when discussing the initial challenges he encountered. Following his 2022 transfer from Manchester City, the 27-year-old defender, who frequently accompanies Declan Rice in the midfield despite being listed as a left-back on paper, brought about a paradigm shift in Arsenal’s playing style.


The Ukraine international, who has been an attacking midfielder since his youth days at Shakhtar Donetsk, frequently assists in dictating possession by pulling the reins in the middle of the park. Last season, his outstanding performances assisted Mikel Arteta’s squad in mounting a challenge for the Premier League championship. However, in the final stages of the season, his former club surpassed the Gunners.


Although Zinchenko has achieved considerable success in his new role, the transition was anything but smooth. The Ukrainian, in an interview with The Attic, described the difficulties he and others, including Alexander-Arnold, encounter.”This is one of the parts which we are also working so hard about because, if you step inside in midfield to make some advantage and we suddenly lose the ball somewhere, you need to reorganise well,” according to the Arsenal defender. “One could certainly criticize individuals for this.


“Trent, I, or anyone else.” However, I am confident that both of us are attempting to assist our team to the greatest extent possible and to follow our manager’s instructions. This is nearly the only thing that consumes our attention each and every day, both on and off the field.”


Zinchenko initially distinguished himself for Donetsk as a midfielder, which caught the attention of City. However, Pep Guardiola utilized the Ukrainian as a left-back upon his arrival at the Etihad Stadium, and he has remained in the backline ever since – at least for his club.