Arsenal have been linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk, and Mikel Arteta has a plan for him.
Gabriel Jesus’ knee injury is a huge blow to Arsenal. The Brazilian is out for the rest of the World Cup and awaits further results on his injury.
If Jesus is sidelined, Arsenal will have to replace him. Mudryk as Arsenal’s no. 9?
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal can make Mykhaylo Mudryk’more versatile’
Mudryk, dubbed ‘unstoppable,’ has been a star for Shakhtar. He’s fast, a good dribbler, and can score goals and provide assists.
The Ukrainian has only played left wing this season, with one exception. Ben Jacobs said Arteta can make him versatile enough to play centrally.
Arteta believes he can become more versatile, according to GiveMeSport.
“He’s lightning quick, has a good eye for goal, provides assists, makes the pitch as big as possible, and cuts in from the left. Mikel Arteta thinks he can spend more time in the middle and switch sides in certain situations.
As he adds more strings to his bow, he could become one of the best at his position. So, Arsenal should watch.
Their front three has been key to Arsenal’s success this season.
Gabriel Martinelli, Jesus, and Bukayo Saka frequently switch positions, making them difficult to defend.
Arsenal fans should trust Arteta if he believes Mudryk can do well in Jesus’ position.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal can sign Mudryk in January.