Mykhailo Mudryk is more suited to ARSENAL’s style of play than Chelsea’s, claims his former Shakhtar Donetsk youth coach after the Blues hijacked Mikel Arteta’s attempt to sign the £88m winger in January
Mykhailo Mudryk’s former coach has claimed the Ukrainian would have been more suited to Arsenal’s style of play than Chelsea.
The 22-year-old looked set for a transfer to the Gunners last month before Chelsea landed him in a whopping £88million deal following a hijack move.
Andres Carrasco, who coached Mudryk at under-19 level during his come up at Shakhtar Donetsk, believes the winger would have been better off moving to Arsenal.
‘This is a club that has been changing recently. But it is good for Mudryk to be in a club that always expects maximum results,’ he said speaking to Tribuna.
‘Now, he needs to go through a period of adaptation. And only time will tell if it was the right decision for him or not.
Chelsea landed Mykhailo Mudryk in a whopping £88million deal from Shakhtar Donetsk
Andres Carrasco (left) says Mudryk would have been more suited to Arsenal’s style of play
‘Today, Arsenal, with its style of play, could be more suitable for Mudryk, who successfully uses dribbling and plays one-on-one. It would be better for him, in my opinion.’
Arsenal tracked Mudryk for a number of months and were closing in on his signing before Chelsea swooped in.
Mikel Arteta’s side turned to Leandro Trossard as they looked to strengthen their attack in an attempt to win a first Premier League title in 19 years.
The Ukrainian winger looked set to join Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal before Chelsea moved for him
Mudryk impressed after coming off the bench in the stalemate draw with Liverpool
Mudryk made his Chelsea a fortnight ago and impressed after coming off the bench in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
He used his blistering pace to add much-needed potency to Chelsea’s attack during the goalless encounter and Graham Potter admitted he called on him earlier than planned.
‘Yes, ideally we wanted to give him around 30 minutes, but we thought it was the right time. He’s a fit boy and we thought it was the right time to bring him on. It was a good start to his career with us,’ Potter said.
‘He’s not played football for a while, he’s been on a midseason break, we had to manage his minutes and he’s still in that phase, but you could see his qualities.’
Mudryk could be in line to make his first start for the Blues when they host Fulham in Friday’s west London derby.
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