It’s been a week and a half since the January transfer window opened, and Arsenal still hasn’t signed anyone.
The team led by Mikel Arteta is currently on top of the Premier League table. They are five points ahead of Manchester City, who is in second place and has won four of the last five titles. But Arteta has made it clear that he wants to add to his team during the winter transfer window. He has said many times that the Gunners are weak in attack since Gabriel Jesus hurt his knee.
Arsenal kept being linked to Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk. Last month, epl247.co.uk said that the Ukrainian club had turned down the Gunners’ first offer for the talented 22-year-old. Now, FootMercato says that the North Londoners have made a big step toward getting a “full agreement” for Mudryk.
It is said that the Kroenke family gave technical director Edu Gaspar the go-ahead to meet Shakhtar’s transfer demands. The two clubs are still talking about bonuses, but they are getting closer to a deal on a transfer fee that could be around €100 million (£88 million).