Back in the winter transfer window, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before Mykhaylo Mudryk became an Arsenal player. The Ukrainian star even “flirted” with the Gunners many times through posts on social networks, and at the same time, negotiations between Shakhtar Donetsk and the Emirates Stadium team also went relatively smoothly.
From the beginning, Shakhtar asked for a price of 88 million pounds, but they still agreed to discuss with Arsenal about a more reasonable fee. However, in the end, Chelsea suddenly jumped into this deal, quickly met the figure of 88 million pounds and immediately got Mudryk’s signature. Despite losing their top target, in fact, the Gunners were not defeated by the team from the same city.
As revealed by Football London, the Kroenke Family was ready to “pump money” into Arsenal to sign this expensive contract, but after many discussions, Technical Director Edu Gaspar and coach Mikel Arteta made the decision. give up Mudryk. Over the years, the Gunners have made many reasonable moves in the transfer market, And it can be said that this is the most impressive move of the Emirates Stadium team.
Perhaps, there is no need to say more about the disappointments that Mudryk brought to Chelsea. Landed at Stamford Bridge for a fee of 88 million pounds, but until now, the 22-year-old striker has only scored 1 goal. It is undeniable that Mudryk possesses great potential, but with what he has shown, he will probably never be able to prove that he is worthy of the huge amount of money that the Blues paid for Shakhtar.
Meanwhile, after ignoring Mudryk, Arsenal turned to Leandro Trossard and only had to spend 21 million pounds to get the services of the Belgian star. After 10 starts, Trossard soon proved that he was a “bargain” for the Gunners with 10 assists, and at the same time, he also scored important goals this season, typically like in the win against Everton and the epic battle with Manchester City in the Community Shield match.
Above all, the move to abandon Mudryk and switch to Trossard has also directly helped Arsenal make a strong statement in the market, that they will not meet excessive demands from partners and accept to pay excessive fees. unreasonable fee. A similar policy was also applied by the Gunners last summer, when West Ham and Chelsea both had to “lower the price” of Declan Rice and Kai Havertz compared to the original asking fee.
This weekend, of course, Mudryk is completely capable of shining, even scoring to help Chelsea defeat the home team at Emirates Stadium. But even so, it cannot be denied that Arsenal made the absolutely right decision when refusing to recruit the Ukrainian star for a fee of 88 million pounds.
Huynh Phong | 13:20 October 20, 2023