Mkhitaryan to have medical at Arsenal in next 48 hours - reports

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to undergo a medical at Premier League rivals Arsenal in the next 48 hours, allowing Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez to seal his move in the other direction, British media reported on Saturday.

Sanchez missed Arsenal's 4-1 league win over Crystal Palace with manager Arsene Wenger saying that his long-anticipated departure was dependent on the Armenian agreeing to join the Gunners.

"Sanchez (transfer) will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes. That's why it takes longer," the Frenchman said, adding: "I expect it to happen. In the next 48 hours it will be decided."

Mkhitaryan joined United from Borussia Dortmund in 2016 but appears to have fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho, having not completed a full 90 minutes in the league so far this season.

(Reporting by Christian Radnedge; Editing by Toby Davis)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Football

Soccer-Australian league semi-final switched to Sydney due to COVID curbs
Soccer-Taking the knee can cause tension: France's Varane
Soccer: England's Maguire declares himself fit for Scotland game
Soccer-Atletico beat Inter 1-0 for third straight win in Brazil
Soccer-Glum Swiss admit poor performance after Italy thumping
Analysis-Soccer-Dynamic Italy blazing a trail from ashes of World Cup failure
Soccer-Improving Italy not a frontrunner in Euro 2020 race - Mancini
Soccer-Bolivia striker faces sanction after criticizing organizers
Soccer-Locatelli brace eases Italy into Euro 2020 knockouts
Soccer-Welsh players raise their game when wearing crest - Page

Stories You'll Enjoy