Date: 24th January 2020 at 12:15pm
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Arsenal target Mykola Matviyenko has hinted he wants to move to the Gunners after liking a post about him moving to the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta is in the market for a defender this month and the north London club are considering making a move for the Shakhtar Donetsk centre-back Matviyenko.

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykola Matviyenko a target for Arsenal

The 23 year-old has emerged as a huge prospect, but Arsenal now look in pole position for his signature after the player indicated he wants a deal wrapped up soon.

Matviyenko responded to an Instagram comment where someone asked him: “Arsenal wants to carry out a transaction to buy Matviyenko by February 1st. Do you want this transfer to be done this winter?”

The Ukrainian liked the post, giving fans hope that Arsenal could sign a centre-back this window after all.

The Gunners still have RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano as a long-term summer target and are now considering options to help them out for the remainder of the season.

Here’s how Arsenal’s next four games are looking…

  • Bournemouth vs Arsenal (Monday, 27 January)
  • Burnley vs Arsenal (Sunday, 2 February)
  • Arsenal vs Newcastle (Sunday, 16 February)
  • Olympiacos vs Arsenal (Thursday, 20 February)