In a recent report, daily express Claims Arsenal are facing stiff competition for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mihajlo Mudrik. It has been mentioned that the Gunners will have to battle Brighton and Hove Albion for the Ukrainian forward in the January transfer window.
Mudryk’s decent form at Shakhtar this season
The talented winger’s performance on the left side of the Miners frontline during this campaign has drawn attention. The 21-year-old has made five appearances for the Ukrainian club this season, netting twice and scoring three assists in various competitions.
Mudlik has enjoyed a pleasing performance in Europe over the past few months, averaging 1.0 shots on goal, 1.0 key passes and 2.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Champions League.The Krasnograd-born youngster has accurately distributed the ball in the opposition half after completing 81% of his passing attempts in European football (data from score).
Mudrick’s contract with the Ukrainian side expires in the summer of 2026, which could make it difficult for the Gunners to sign him at a low price at the end of the season.
Arsenal face Mudrick rivalry from Brighton: Is he worth fighting for?
Mudrick has an eye for lethal passes in the final third and can pull off some compelling dribbles down the flanks. He is good at creating space for himself to score goals and now he has started to score and create some important goals for his team. The Ukrainian is primarily a left-wing player, but he can also play as an attacking midfielder on the right or as a No. 10 if needed. It remains to be seen, though, whether he can make a smooth transition to life in the Premier League.
Still, if they can find a way to seal a deal for him next summer, Mudrick could prove to be a shrewd signing for the Gunners. He will add more firepower to Mikel Arteta’s attack and increase competition for places in his matchday squad.
At 21, the future of miner talent is pretty bright, so he’s well worth fighting for. Arsenal should prioritise making moves to get him on board as he is good enough to help them challenge them all over the next few seasons.