Bacary Sagna former Arsenal right back believes Mykhaylo Mudryk will join Arsenal at the end of this winter transfer window.
Shakhtar are publicly demanding a fee of around £88million (€100m) but Arsenal are confident of striking an agreement at a lower price.
Mudryk rejoined his side for their pre-season training camp on Tuesday.
Arteta former team mate Sagna believes Arsenal would get their man but hinted a deal could have to wait until the end of the window.
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“He’ll be joining the club, i think football transfers are a mind game between the buyer and the seller.
Shakhtar knows the quality of the player and they know that Arsenal really want him.
“I think it will happen, but maybe at the end of the window.
“Shakhtar will keep pushing and negotiating until the end to get the largest amount for their player,
but they will be aware of the players desire to join the club and they won’t want to frustrate the player.
“It is also a massive opportunity for them to make a significant sale which can be invested in other players.
“I’m convinced the deal will happen. Of course, Arsenal fans would like it to happen sooner rather than later because he will be a massive addition to the club.”
On Wednesday morning, Shakhtar posted a series of videos of their squad from their base in Antalya on the club’s official Instagram story.
The videos showed Mudryk arriving as well as having some team-bondi.