Arsenal make SHOCK move for Chelsea flop

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • 27 Feb 2024 13:15 GMT
  • 3 min read
Mykhailo Mudryk, Chelsea, 2023/24

Arsenal are lining up a shock summer move for Chelsea flop Mykhailo Mudryk, according to Fichajes.

Mudryk joined Chelsea for €100 million in January 2023 from Shakhtar Donetsk after the Blues hijacked Arsenal's deal for the winger.

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However, Mudryk has flopped badly at Stamford Bridge.

He has managed just four goals and three assists in 42 appearances amidst a string of poor performances.

Mudryk has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea due to his bad showings and even considered leaving the club during the January transfer market.

Fichajes reports that Chelsea will look to move Mudryk on this summer, with an initial loan move the most realistic.

And it is Arsenal who are lining up a shock move for a player they were so close to signing just over a year ago.

The Gunners want to sign at least one winger this summer in order to ease the pressure on Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.

It is understood that Mudryk would consider a move to the Emirates.

Pochettino compared Mudryk to a tennis player
© IMAGO - Pochettino compared Mudryk to a tennis player

Pochettino criticism

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has criticised Pochettino publicly on a number of occasions in recent months and last month said that the Ukrainian was not playing for the team, comparing him to a tennis player.

"Now he is on the bench. It’s about the form – if you keep your form and you are the best during every training session, [you will play],” Pochettino said.

"It's about meritocracy. He has amazing quality and potential, but it’s a team game, it’s not tennis.”

Chelsea are next in action on Wednesday in the FA Cup as they take on Leeds at Stamford Bridge.

Mudryk will be hoping for a rare start having begun on the bench during the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

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