Oleksandr Zinchenko may have been unable to feature on the pitch for Arsenal on Saturday, but he was involved in a couple of incidents on the sidelines.

Oleksandr Zinchenko shouting for a decision (Photo via Zinchenko on Instagram)
Oleksandr Zinchenko shouting for a decision (Photo via Zinchenko on Instagram)

Arsenal summer signing Oleksandr Zinchenko has quickly become popular with the Gunners supporters after his positive performances in the early weeks of the season, but he was sidelined as a precaution for Saturday’s game against Fulham.

Though he wasn’t in the matchday squad, Zinchenko joined the players behind the dugout anyway. He could be seen standing, cheering, and nervously watching on with the rest of the fans.


When Arsenal eventually scored their winning goal, Zinchenko ran down to get involved in the celebrations, and he could be seen hugging goalscorer Gabriel and high-fiving stewards on his return to the bench.

Though it’s also worth noting the one steward in yellow who seemingly needed to be told it was Zinchenko joining the celebrations, not a pitch invader!

After that, Zinchenko could be seen remonstrating with the fourth official over something as Arsenal tried to close out the game.


It seems Zinchenko got the full fan experience on the day, but hopefully, he’ll be back involved with the squad on the pitch again soon.