Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko delivered a warning to his Ukraine team-mate Mykhailo Mudryk before of their Premier League showdown against Chelsea.
Zinchenko’s warning for Mudryk Scored in Ukraine’s triumph over Malta Arsenal and Chelsea lock horns on Saturday WHAT HAPPENED? The former Manchester City full-back playfully cautioned his compatriot that if he scores against Arsenal for Chelsea in their Premier League meeting throughout the weekend, the Blues will face grave consequences. Zinchenko also lauded Mudryk for his effort towards Ukraine’s 3-1 win against Malta in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
WHAT THEY stated: Speaking to Ukraine’s media channel after the match, Zinchenko stated, “I told him, ‘If you do or attempt to do that on Saturday, I’ll rip your balls off’. But the most important thing for us was to take three points. I am really glad for him and for the national team, Mykhailo’s goal was vital because he calmed down the game a little.” THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 22-year-old former Shakhtar Donetsk star finally scored his maiden Chelsea goal earlier this month in the club’s 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League.
IN TWO PHOTOS: WHAT NEXT? An in-form Arsenal side managed by Mikel Arteta takes on Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea in a key Premier League fixture on Saturday.
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