OLEKSANDR ZINCHENKO has lifted the lid on why he kicked off with his old team-mates the last time he faced them.

The Gunners star was involved in a fracas with former Manchester City team-mates as they were knocked out of the FA Cup after Nathan Ake’s goal saw City win 1-0.

Kyle Walker taunted Oleksandr Zinchenko after Man City beat Arsenal


Kyle Walker taunted Oleksandr Zinchenko after Man City beat ArsenalCredit: Reuters
Zinchenko was far from ecstatic about the jokes


Zinchenko was far from ecstatic about the jokesCredit: Reuters
And he appeared to lose his cool


And he appeared to lose his coolCredit: Alamy

Post-match Kyle Walker went up to the Ukrainian with a beaming smile, something which only seemed to worsen Zinchenko’s mood after being on the end of defeat.

Zinchenko was visibly annoyed at Walker and Co and was seen appearing to lose his cool as he tried to move City stars away from him.

However, ahead of their rematch next week, Zinchenko shed some light onto the incident.

Speaking to Vbet News, he said: “I still keep in touch with most of them; we are friends and always will be.

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“Yeah, they won that match, and they were joking with me. But I hope we will get revenge next Wednesday.”

Before leaving the field after the game, Zinchenko swapped jerseys with Walker.

That game was seen by many as a warm-up for the real dance to come in the Premier League, as Pep Guardiola faces his former student Mikel Arteta to see who can clinch this year’s title.

Arsenal and City both lost last weekend to Everton and Tottenham respectively.


The results ensured Arsenal’s five-point lead at the top of the table remained intact.

Both are once again in action this weekend, but City have the added backdrop of having been charged with over 100 breaches of financial rules between 2009 and 2018.

Guardiola has come out in a bullish defence of City’s innocence, while Arteta refused to comment on the dealings of his former club.

Man City's financial charges
Man City’s financial charges

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