Henrikh Mkhitaryan has checked into his London hotel ahead of his medical with Arsenal and his switch to the Emirates
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will undergo a medical at Arsenal in the next 48 hours, according to Sky sources.
The Armenia international was left out of Manchester United’s squad for
Saturday’s 1-0 win at Burnley as he nears a move to the Emirates Stadium that will see Alexis Sanchez move in the other direction.
Sky Sports News understands it will be a straight swap deal between United and Arsenal but as of Saturday evening, the paperwork on every aspect of deal has yet to be signed off.
Asked about the potential swap deal, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “It happens only one way, if the other way happens as well.
“That’s why it takes longer as well because it has to be co-ordinated.”
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his team had to work hard to beat Burnley and added that he is hopeful that a deal for Alexis Sanchez will be done
Like Mkhitaryan, Sanchez was absent for Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace and Wenger revealed after the game that the Chilean had travelled north for negotiations with United.
“I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to Manchester United and you cannot drive up north and as well play football,” said Wenger.
“That’s difficult so that’s why I decided to leave him out.”
Arsene Wenger revealed Alexis Sanchez has travelled north for talks with Manchester United and expects his future to be decided in the next 48 hours
Mourinho confirmed that both Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, and Matt Judge, their head of corporate finance, were working on a swap deal that will give the United manager another attacking option.
Winger Anthony Martial scored the winner against Burnley but Mourinho feels he needs greater options going forward.