Arsenal have reached a verbal agreement in principle with Manchester City to buy Oleksandr Zinchenko for about £30m.
Provided personal terms, including length of contract, can be agreed with the Ukraine international he should become Arsenal’s fifth summer signing and their second from City after the forward Gabriel Jesus.
Mikel Arteta worked with both players at City as an assistant to Pep Guardiola and Arsenal paid £45m for Jesus. Zinchenko is capable of covering a number of positions, notably on the left but also in central midfield.
On Friday City blocked the defender Nathan Aké’s…