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Zinchenko screams out his car window after every Arsenal game and slams critics of club’s celebrations
OLEKSANDR ZINCHENKO has blasted critics of Arsenal celebrations after admitting he rolls down the window of his car after every game.
Zinchenko joined the club in the summer from Manchester City and has been key in leading the Gunners on an unexpected title charge.
And the Ukrainian revealed he loves to soak in the fervour of the Gunners faithful after every game.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “This is one of my favourite corners in London.
“Every time I pass this pub – because it’s the way to my home – and every time there is a lot of Arsenal fans.
“Every time I try to put my window down and scream because after (a game) I have incredible energy. And you just want to share these emotions with them.”
Arsenal have been slammed on a number of occasions this season for their overzealous celebrations.
However, Zinchenko hit back at these claims, saying the emotion they feel is natural.
He added: “We are not robots, we are human beings. We’re just doing our job and when this job is successful, why are we not allowed [to celebrate]? I don’t understand.
“Of course we didn’t win the Premier League yet and there are still a lot of games to play.
“But every single game in the Premier League is so tough… that’s why we celebrate.”
Zinchenko will next be in action for Arsenal on April 1 when they face Leeds.
In the meantime, Zinchenko has reported for international duty with Ukraine.
In his interview, the defender opened up the impact of Russia’s invasion of his nation.
He said: “There is no one in Ukraine who didn’t lose something.
“This war touched all of us and our mind completely changed since then.
“Unfortunately, we already get used to it.
“Still we don’t lose our hope that everything will be good in the near future.”
He added: “I would like to say a massive thanks to our Ukrainian army for this opportunity.
“That we can still play football, still play for Ukraine.
“To represent our country on this level, of course everyone understands the pressure… every single opportunity we have to play against someone, we play for our badge, our country.
“We all understand the responsibility.”