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Manchester United simply had to go for Sanchez, says Denis Irwin

25 January, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Granit Xhaka spoke exclusively to Sky Sports News about Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan

With Mkhitaryan arriving and a pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in progress, Arsenal could end the transfer window in a strong position despite the loss of Sanchez.

Sanchez, who won two FA Cups during his time with Arsenal, insists he wants to win the Premier League and Champions League at United and says he will be able to fit into Jose Mourinho's side.

Reports on Saturday evening claimed a deal was agreed for a straight swap, with Mkhitaryan set to undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.

The Chilean global posted a video on his Instagram account at a private airfield where he was getting a flight from London to the north-west to complete the transfer.

United hijacked the bid from Manchester City with a more lucrative offer for the Chilean, but Wenger admitted that he "cannot understand" the 29-year-old's desire to leave the Emirates Stadium.

The deals may not be officially completed until Monday as both Sanchez and Mkhitaryan are non-EU players and must have their work permits ratified by their new clubs.

"I can not understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal", Wenger said.


Steve McClaren has warned Alexis Sanchez 's wages could create dressing-room disharmony at Manchester United.

Arsene Wenger has revealed how the protracted saga of Alexis Sanchez's future cast a cloud of uncertainty over the Arsenal dressing room.

"I'm very excited to get a player in who will be committed and focused". That tells you we had no chance to give him a contract.

"I expect soon or never", he said after United's 1-0 win at Burnley.

"You can not drive up north and as well play football. Everyone is giving everything they can and I think they will be successful". "Yes, they find out - at all levels - and if someone is paid a lot higher than others that can cause a problem", he said.

With City pulling out of a deal to take Alexis Sanchez to the Etihad, Sanchez looks like he is heading to Old Trafford instead, with Henrikh Mhkitaryan potentially going the other way.

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