BREAKING! Henrikh Mkhitaryan Signs For Arsenal As Alexis Leaves
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract in a deal which sees Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United.
The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes and Henrikh’s squad number will be confirmed soon, the club says.
On his move, Henrikh said: “I’m very happy that we could finish this deal and I’m very happy to be here. It’s a dream come true because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal. Now that I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.”
Arsène Wenger added: “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.”
Henrikh made 39 appearances while at Manchester United, scoring five times and was part of their UEFA Europa League winning squad last season.
He is the captain of the Armenian national team and is their all-time top scorer. He has also received the Armenian Footballer of the Year award eight times.
Arsenal fans now bid farewell to Alexis who scored 80 goals in 166 appearances during his time with the Gunners.
He was part of two Emirates FA Cup-winning squads (2015 and 2017), scoring in both finals.
The club has thanked Alexis for his contribution.