Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal in swap deal with Sanchez

23 Jan 2018
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Arsenal

Armenian joins from Manchester United with Chilean going other way to Old Trafford

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Arsenal have announced the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal with Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez

Mkhitaryan, 29, has signed a long-term contract to become the Gunners' second January signing, following Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina.

“Henrikh is a very complete player," manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well. He’s a player who has all the attributes.”

As part of the transfer, Sanchez will join Jose Mourinho's United.

Both players could make their PL debuts next week, when Arsenal travel to Swansea City on 30 January, and Manchester United go to Tottenham Hotspur the next evening. 

Mkhitaryan's message to Arsenal fans

See: January 2018 - Transfers and news

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