Matviyenko is a 23-year-old defender, primarily a centre-back who prefers to use the left foot, but he could play either defensive flank if needed. This season he’s made a total of 21 appearances in all competitions, starting 20 of them and nailing one goal and one assist.
Arsenal’s defensive woes have been apparent for all to see during the season, in addition to earlier, and with Calum Chambers place to miss the remainder of the year, Mikel Arteta is very likely to grow his positions at the back. The Arsenal boss has seen Matviyenko in action as he sat beside Pep Guardiola when Manchester City confronted Shakhtar from the Champions League, double.
In accordance with Sky Sports, the Gunners are informed they would need to part with a sum of 30 million to complete the deal this winter, although the Premier League club would prefer a loan for the remainder of the season.