OLEKSANDR ZINCHENKO made a touching gesture to Arsenal new boy Jakub Kiwior after Sunday’s win against Manchester United.
Mikel Arteta’s £21million signing and his twerking fiancee Claudia Kowalczyk watched from the Emirates stands as the Gunners beat their rivals 3-2.
The important victory saw Arsenal move five points clear of Manchester City in the title race with a game in hand.
But despite only just joining the Gunners, 22-year-old Poland ace Kiwior was hauled into Arsenal’s dressing room after the match by new pal Zinchenko.
The Ukraine star and his team-mates wanted to celebrate the momentous win over a fellow trophy chaser.
And Zinchenko was adamant that even though Kiwior was yet to kick a ball, he was already a member of the side and deserved to be there.
Kiwior’s agent Pawel Zimonczyk told Dominik Watorski: “Zinchenko dragged Jakub into the changing room after the game against Man United.
“His entrance wasn’t planned, but as soon as Zinchenko saw him he called out, ‘If you’re already with us, you’re already with us’.”
The touching gesture is sure to have put some fire in Kiwior’s belly.
Arsenal’s new centre-back gives Arteta various new options in defence, allowing him to move to a back five when needed.
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And Kiwior, who trained at London Colney with the first team this week, will be hoping to see some action in Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester City.
Cheering him on all the way will be partner Claudia, 30.
The Polish beauty is a twerking queen who reached the semis of the European Championships in 2018.
Her twerk-shops have attracted a mass following on social media.
And Claudia regularly posts loved-up snaps with Kiwior after the pair got engaged in November 2021.