ARSENAL fans have turned all Sherlock Holmes yet again after concluding that transfer target Mykhailo Mudryk is in London based on tiny details in his social media posts.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a £55million move for the Shakhtar Donetsk forward, 21, particularly following Gabriel Jesus’ injury.
Mykhailo Mudryk shared an image of him in the gymCredit: INSTAGRAM
Arsenal fans picked up on him appearing to wear hotel slippers
They also cited the make of the fire alarm and UK-based weights companyCredit: INSTAGRAM
Mudryk is being heavily linked with a move to ArsenalCredit: Getty
He has also fuelled those rumours by stating there is a scenario where he could choose Arsenal over Real Madrid.
Now supporters of the North London outfit are becoming increasingly convinced he is due to arrive at the Emirates in the January window.
And that belief has manifested itself in them overanalysing Mudryk’s Instagram stories.
Pictures of him in the gym led one fan to cite the make of the weights, his “hotel slippers” and a “UK fire alarm” as reasons why the young Ukrainian is in Britain.
They tweeted: “Is Mudryk in the UK… it looks as though he is in a hotel with hotel slippers…
“The weight bench is ‘kettler’ which is a UK based company… the ‘private’ on the door is written in English…
“He may be in London already ?? #mudryk #arsenal.”
They then went on to add: “We don’t miss anything ?.”
That post saw legions of other Arsenal fans add to the theory.
One said: “Lovely find. On that, he could be at that that Sopwell House, Hertfordshire. ?
“If you look at the images there, the hotel has a running theme of floral wallpaper (orange) as in Mudryks story. Then they got the same air vent system (yellow). ?”
While another added: “Furthermore, Zinchenko posted gym work yesterday NIGHT TIME. Couple hours later Mudryk posted gym work..AT NIGHT TIME. That’s his mate.
“Couple of my mates motivationally compete with each other in the gym via Insta…same thing.”
And a third replied: “It’s 100% the Millennium hotel Gloucester in London. The light fittings flooring and paint colours all match!!!”
Mudryk, who has contributed 12 goals and 17 assists in 44 games for Shakhtar, dropped two hints about an Arsenal move over the weekend.
One was him labelling Mikel Arteta and Brighton coach Roberto De Zerbi – who he previously worked under – as “two top coaches” while he watched their Premier League clash.
He then posted a compilation video of his own highlights from 2022 with the song Circo Loco by 21 Savage and Drake over the top.
The song includes the lyrics: “Still gotta see the Gunners win Premier League.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans’ detective work on Mudryk is nothing new.
Before Alexander Isak completed his move to Newcastle in the summer, Arsenal fans were sure he was set to join them in January 2021 after he was pictured at The Good Egg in Soho.
However, it turned out he was merely in England for a holiday and promptly returned to Real Betis.