Date: 22nd September 2022 at 11:08am
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Scotland moved top of their Nations League group on Wednesday after a convincing 3-0 victory over Ukraine at Hampden Park.

The visitors had beaten Steve Clarke’s side on their latest visit to Glasgow, back in June, to progress to the World Cup play off final.

Scotland were far the better side on this occasion, though, and a goal from John McGinn put them ahead before a late double from Lyndon Dykes secured all three points.

Ukraine were far from their best, however the game did give supporters an opportunity to see young star Mykhaylo Mudryk in action once again.

The 21-year-old, who was making his sixth appearance for the senior side, has been labelled ‘the new Neymar’ and is reportedly attracting interest from several clubs including Arsenal.

According to The Express, The Gunners could now face competition from Brighton and Hove Albion in the race to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk winger.

The report claims that Arsenal were interested in the player over the summer and have been weighing up a move in January, but The Seagulls could now attempt to hijack the move.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was keen to add a winger to his squad over the summer but failed to do so, despite the likes of Mudryk and Pedro Neto being linked with a move to The Emirates.

Despite failing to do so, Arteta’s side have started the season in superb form and currently sit top of the Premier League.

Mudryk scored against Celtic last week

Brighton’s interest stems from the appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as manager, with the Italian having left Shakhtar to join the Premier League side.

Mudryk has started the season in sensational form, scoring two goals and providing two assists in Shakhtar’s opening two Champions League matches.

The left-winger also registered an assist in Shakhtar’s last home league match.

Last term, the youngster provided seven assists in 11 games for the club, announcing himself to people in his native Ukraine.

It is claimed that the player is interested in a move to England, although it isn’t yet clear if he would opt for a move to Arsenal or a reunion with De Zerbi at Brighton, if given the choice.

“Yes [I do dream of the Premier League]. I think every guy dreams about the Premier League,” he told CBS Sport.

“It’s hard to say but Arsenal is a very good team with a very good coach. I like the way they play. Yes [it would be hard to say no] from my side, I can’t say no but the transfer is not only my decision and my word.”

“In winter we will see. There was a lot of discussion about the transfer and the collapse (of a deal) and who wants me but it’s normal. Now I’m in Shakhtar and I want to play in this team.

“I love this team and I love every guy in this team. Shakhtar for me it is now my home but for me it is very important that all my thoughts are only about Shakhtar but in the winter we will see.”

Mudryk and Shakhtar face Real Madrid twice in a row in their next two Champions League games, although they currently sit second and have given themselves a good chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

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