Mikel Arteta lauds new Arsenal signing Oleksandr Zinchenko, saying that his greatest asset is the winning mentality he has brought to the club.
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The Ukrainian joined from Manchester City this summer, reuniting with Arteta, who coached him at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola.
Zinchenko, 25, is one of Arsenal’s most versatile players, capable of playing on the left side of defence, the left wing, central midfield, and even behind the striker.
But Arteta cites his attitude, which he demonstrated when winning numerous awards at City, as his best strength rather than this outstanding versatility.
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When questioned by the media about what Zinchenko brings, Arteta responded:
First of all, his mentality. He’s used to winning – winning is the only thing and winning in the right way. He’s aperfectionist and a really demanding boy, I know him sowell, and after that he brings qualities that we didn’t have in the squad.
He gives us a different option to play within the role in different spaces, and I’m really happy to have him.