Chelsea have been accused of ‘bullying’ Arsenal after the Blues’ recent signing of Mikhailo Modric.
Gabriel Agbonlahor, a former Aston Villa captain, has accused the West London side of financially bullying other clubs.
Mudryk was a key target for Mikel Arteta in January and Arsenal thought they were close to signing the Ukrainian for £80m.
Arsenal were confident the Ukraine international would complete his transfer in time for next weekend’s match against Manchester United.
But the deal was hijacked by the Blues, agreeing a staggering £97m with Shakhtar Donetsk for the 22-year-old.
He reportedly signed a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge and traveled to London on Sunday for medical treatment.
“With this transfer, Chelsea have bullied Arsenal, they have bullied them financially,” the former Aston Villa captain told talkSPORT.
“Arsenal would probably give him £100,000 or £150,000 a week, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea offered him £250,000 or £300,000 a week!
“It will hurt Arsenal and it will hurt Arsenal fans.”
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