Arsenal’s latest offer for Mudryk is reported to be around £62million up front. Other reports claim the overall deal, including add-ons, will take the fee up to £80m.
That would break Arsenal’s transfer record, surpassing the £72m they paid for Nicolas Pepe in 2019. Meanwhile, one of the players Arteta is currently missing through injury is Gabriel Jesus.
However, he again was unable to put a timescale on the Brazilian’s potential return from knee surgery. Arteta said: “He’s progressing really well, he’s working really hard. He’s in the right place in his recovery in regard to the time we set for him, but it’s still a bit far.
“I’d like to see him very quickly, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen. We’re going to have to be patient with that one and let’s see. We have to be cautious.”
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