Arsenal to join the race for Viktor Tsyhankov

Arsenal are reported to be going after Girona winger Viktor Tsyhankov. Tsyhankov in Ukrainian winger who prefers to play on the right flank. The reason Gunners have to recruit Tsyhankov is to provide Saka with the rest he deserves. Tsyhankov can be used as backup right winger but if needed he can also help Gunners with playing as attacking midfielder.

Viktor Tsyhankov joined Girona in January 2023 from Dynamo Kyiv. He has ever since been featured in 49 matches for Girona. The 26 year old played a huge role for Girona in finishing at 3rd position. Tsyhankov played 30 league games this season and achieved 15 goals contribution. He scored 8 times along with assisting 7 times for the La Liga side. Tsyhankov’s performance caught eyes of many big clubs like AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspurs. Recently Arsenal have made strong approach for Tsyhankov and may land him in Premier League next season.

Arsenal to go after Tsyhankov

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is very keen to sign the Ukrainian international this transfer window. Arteta has been hugely dependent on Bukayo Saka as right winger. The English international is Arsenal’s main man in attack but is not able to receive the proper rest he deserves. In an effort to reduce Saka’s workload, Arsenal are looking for his proper backup. Arteta admires Tsyhankov and thinks he is perfect fit for the role. On the other hand, Tsyhankov would also love to play for Premier League giants.

The Gunners will need to activate Tsyhankov’s €30 million release clause to get their hand on him. According to Transfermarkt, the Ukrainian winger has current market value €28 million. However, Arsenal are not the only club interested in Tsyhankov. They need to beat their arch rivals Tottenham to get him. The decesion could be seen made after Euros.

Tsyhankov on his future

Tsyhankov also had his say after the potential rumours of him joining Arsenal. He said he and his family are really happy in Spain right now. However he also added that in football anything can happen which hints we may see him making his move away from La Liga side in future.

Tsyhankov said that he has not intention for making a move away this summer. He added that he will only leave with the approval from Girona and will respect the club’s decision.

“If I’m still here in Girona, perfect, because I’m very happy, and I enjoy what I do. If in the end, the future says I have to leave, I want to do it through the front door” – Viktor Tsyhankov on his future.

Tsyhankov’s style of play

Tsyhankov is known for his quick feet, good passing and set pieces. The Ukrainian winger can deliever amazing deliveries from the set pieces. His free kicks are considered deadly and his corner kicks also serve as risk element for the opposition. Tsyhankov is left footed and likes to play on the right side. He often makes late runs on the right flank and proceeds to initiate a attack. Although he is not as fast as Saka he is still able to position himself correctly. Tsyhankov has the ability to establish himself as a proper backup for Saka at Arsenal.

Tsyhankov can also operate as an attacking midfielder. Along with scoring he is equally effective in providing assists and we have already witnessed it this season. The 26 year old winger is also a very crucial player for the nation. He has made 52 appearances for Ukraine until now. Tsyhankov has also been included in Ukraine’s squad for Euro 2024 and will hope to do well in competition before joining his next club in summer.

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