Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal has delivered a warning to his Ukraine teammate Mykhailo Mudryk ahead of their Premier League match against Chelsea.
The former Manchester City full-back joked with his compatriot that if he scores for Chelsea against Arsenal in their Premier League meeting this Saturday, the Blues will suffer serious penalties.
Zinchenko also praised Mudryk for his role in Ukraine’s 3-1 victory over Malta in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
WHAT THEY SAID: After the game, Zinchenko told Ukraine’s television channel, “I told him, ‘If you do or attempt to do that on Saturday, I’ll rip your balls off.'” But the most important thing was that we got three points. I am very glad for him and the national team; Mykhailo’s goal was significant since it helped to calm down the game.”
The 22-year-old former Shakhtar Donetsk star scored his first Chelsea goal earlier this month in the club’s 2-0 Premier League triumph over Fulham.
WHAT COMES NEXT? On Saturday, an in-form Arsenal side managed by Mikel Arteta faces Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea in a critical Premier League match.