Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed Chelsea for paying €100million for Mykhailo Mudryk.
Mudryk joined Chelsea despite heavy interest from rivals Arsenal and was unveiled at Stamford Bridge at Sunday’s Crystal Palace game.
“It’s one of those, unfortunately, that we may have missed out on but Arsenal cannot, cannot compete with what Chelsea can offer a player like that,” Wright said to Premier League Productions.
“But what’s happening at Arsenal is that they’re on a road to doing something and building something and they see Mudryk as a player who can come in, the way he plays, his attitude, the way he is, would’ve been perfect for the group.
“But the money they want, Arsenal can’t go there, so you have to move on to the next person simply because we cannot compete with Chelsea.
“Chelsea can come in, offer him three times as much as we can pay him and pay Shakhtar that kind of money for someone who hasn’t played 50 games yet, eight international caps, it’s one of those situations, for the boy’s sake, I hope he comes and fulfils the potential people see he has.
“From a Chelsea point of view, they’ve bought another player that they’re going to put amongst their roster that they’re just trying to fit into whatever they’re doing, I hope it works out for his sake. For Arsenal’s point of view, we’re moving on now.”