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Mykhailo Mudryk still wants to join Arsenal after ‘devastated’ phone call with Mikel Arteta

Recent reports have emerged detailing an emotional phone call between Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk and Arsenal

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Reports have emerged detailing an emotional phone call between Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk and Arsenal, as the Ukrainian star attempted to salvage a move to the Emirates Stadium that ultimately fell through.

Mudryk, who caught the eye at Shakhtar Donetsk, was a prime target for Arsenal just over a year ago. However, despite the Gunners’ interest, the deal collapsed due to financial constraints, leading Mudryk to join Chelsea instead.

The Ukrainian’s time at Stamford Bridge has been challenging, with struggles on the pitch reflecting his disappointment over the failed move to Arsenal. Meanwhile, Arsenal secured the services of Leandro Trossard from Brighton, who has impressed under manager Mikel Arteta’s tenure.

According to a report from The Athletic, Mudryk was distraught upon realising that he would not be joining Arsenal. The setback left the player shattered, with Arsenal sympathising with his plight and still harbouring admiration for his potential.

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“Throughout the saga, Mudryk did not hide his preferred destination. When the deal did not materialise, Arsenal’s understanding was that the player was devastated. You can’t help but wonder how different things might be had he got the move he wanted. 

“Mudryk still has admirers at Arsenal, who believe his audacious talent can still be unlocked. Whether it will ever happen in the Premier League is another question and as far as joining Arsenal goes, that ship appears to have sailed.”

Football, often seen through the lens of competition and transfers, sometimes overlooks the human aspect. Mudryk’s evident desire to join Arsenal despite landing at Chelsea underscores the emotional toll such situations can take on players.

Moving forward, hopes remain high for Mudryk to rediscover joy in his footballing journey. Stability at Chelsea could aid his development, although the constant managerial changes and player turnover have posed challenges.

Also, there are reports that Arsenal are still interested in Mudryk and could make a bid for the winger in the future.

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