Swapsies: Alexis Sanchez Unveiled By Man Utd As Henrikh Mkhitaryan Officially Signs For Arsenal (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, January 2018


Photo: @Arsenal/Stuart McFarlane/Twitter

That’s it. The two tediously interlinked January transfer sagas that threatened to bury us all are both done and dusted, with Manchester United unveiling Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal officially announcing their signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan concurrently this evening.

The Armenian forward has moved to the Emirates after signing a “long-term contract” with the Gunners…

Arsene Wenger took the time to welcome his new man via the club website, praising Mkhitaryan for his peerless ‘distance absorption’, whatever that may be:

Henrikh is a very complete player. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well. I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes.

On the other side of the equation, United duly pulled the velvet cape from over Sanchez’s head with a social media-friendly, piano-led, slightly OTT unveiling video…

Losing Sanchez can hardly be construed as good news for Arsenal, but if they finish the month with Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as replacements then Wenger deserves a least a stout pat on the back.

As an aside, Man City also chose the exact same moment to announce that Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new five-year deal at the club.

So that’s all that neatly wrapped up in one fell swoop. Nice and efficient. Lovely.

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  1. Ed De Gooey says:

    Not sure Wenger should have his back patted for getting Aubameyang in, he’s nothing but bad news. 28 yrs old and still throwing the sort of tantrums my toddler would be proud of.
    Actually, wait, who am I kidding…this could be hilarious.

  2. Tom says:

    Sanchez’s wage is being reported as £300,000 a week. Still a lot, but no where near the £500,000 everyone was banging on about and less than the contract De Bruyne has just signed at City.

    Maybe this site should hold back on posting articles from papers with no sources and not a shred of evidence to back up there claims. Might make you look daft.

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