Oleksandr Zinchenko epitomised pure passion celebrating Arsenal’s late winner against Manchester United on Sunday.

Eddie Nketiah struck twice either side of a long-range strike from Bukayo Saka as Arsenal went five points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

And Zinchenko, who was flawless once again at left-back for Arsenal, absolutely loved it.

When Nketiah flicked Martin Odegaard’s effort past David de Gea, Zinchenko rushed into the fans to embrace them after supplying the cut-back.

But there was a VAR check in relation to suspicions of offside for both Zinchenko and Nketiah in the build-up.

That led to another thunderous goal celebration from Arsenal when the VAR check was complete and the goal stood.

Zinchenko won four Premier League titles during his time with Manchester City and will be vying to win the English top flight for the third year in a row with two different teams.

He, along with teammate Gabriel Jesus, left the champions to reunite with Mikel Arteta after Arsenal paid £32 million for his services.

The Ukraine international has made 12 appearances in the Premier League and plays a crucial role in Arsenal’s build-up play when he steps into midfield.

Image: AlamyCity fans grew to love him and all he’s about and now the Arsenal faithful are giving him the same adoration.

One fan said: “His passion is truly unrivalled and it defo rubs off on the rest of the team. What a signing and what a player

Another commented: “Left back, defensive midfield, left wing, number ten. Got the ball everywhere, calmed the whole team then forced United into submission. I wanna kiss Zinchenko he’s that good.”

A third added: “This is what someone with a winner’s mentality looks like.”

A fourth stated: “What an unbelievable human being.”

A fifth opined: “Signing of the season don’t care what anyone thinks out of this world he is.”