But their first match isn’t until January 20, when they play Austria Vienna. Arteta would be keen to use Mudryk straight away but perhaps cameos off the bench are more realistic for the first few weeks at least.
He won’t be registered in time for this Sunday’s north London derby at Tottenham. But Manchester United visit the Emirates seven days later, before the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Manchester City.
Arteta has repeatedly stated his desire to strengthen in attacking areas in this window. He doesn’t want to waste the opportunity the Gunners have this season and Mudryk has always been his top target.
However, Arteta may not be able to rely on him as much as he would want due to his lack of match action of late. Mudryk is only in the first few days of what is his pre-season, so Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka may have to continue to shoulder most of the responsibility out wide for the time being.
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