MYKHAILO MUDRYK should have joined Arsenal and not Chelsea as the Gunners' style of play would have suited him more, according to his ex-coach.

Andres Carrasco oversaw the winger's development when he was just an unknown teenager in Shakhtar Donetsk.

Only a few years later, Mudryk would become one of the world's most coveted players before Chelsea swooped to sign the star for £88m.

They beat rivals Arsenal in the fight for his signature but Carrasco has admitted doubts over the outcome of the transfer saga.

While he thinks the result-driven culture at Chelsea could be beneficial for the 22-year-old, he also believes Mikel Arteta's style of football would be better for Mudryk's talents.

Carrasco told Ukrainian website Tribuna: "This is a club [Chelsea] that has been changing recently. But it is good for Mudryk to be in a club that always expects maximum results. 


Chelsea overpaid on transfers by huge £161M after spending WAY over the odds

Everton vs Arsenal: Gunners at 20/1 or Toffees at huge 150/1 with William Hill

"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.

"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 had been tracking Mudryk for months before big-spending Chelsea hijacked the deal.

The Gunners instead turned to Leandro Trossard to beef up their attack as they look to keep Manchester City at bay in the Premier League title race.

Most read in Football


Angry fans say Greenwood shouldn't play for Man U again after charges dropped


Mason Greenwood told stay away from Man U until club conducts own investigation


Gary Neville sparks Twitter storm after liking tweet about Mason Greenwood


Mason Greenwood breaks his silence after attempted rape charges dropped


Meanwhile Mudryk will instead have to look forward to dragging Chelsea up the table after joining a Blues side sat in 10th.

His debut came at Anfield last month where he impressed fans with a sizzling second-half appearance.

Graham Potter has been in charge for fewer than five months but has experienced plenty already while in the Stamford Bridge hot seat.

His reign began with a nine-game unbeaten run but then form dramatically collapsed following a calamitous return to former club Brighton.

Results continued to slide after the World Cup break but the record-breaking spending spree by Todd Boehly and the ownership has taken attention off the pitch.

World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez and exciting winger Noni Madueke were among the names eight names recruited in January.

Many of them could be in line for debuts against Fulham tonight.

Source: Read Full Article