Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

Jose Mourinho wants to sign Sanchez and is willing to spend more than Manchester City

The Arsenal forward was pictured on Sunday arriving at United's Carrington training complex ahead of his widely anticipated move, which will see midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposition direction.

Sanchez spent three years at Barcelona, winning La Liga in 2013 before twice lifting the FA Cup with Arsenal but his relationship with the club soured after he tried to orchestrate a move to United's rivals Manchester City in the summer.

The club shared the news with fans over twitter this evening.

The highlight of Mkhitaryan's brief stay in Manchester was scoring in the Europa League final victory over Ajax last season.

Cristian Pavon has opened the door to a possible €37 million move to Arsenal by admitting his future could lie away from Boca Juniors.

The Armenia global moved to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund for £26.3m in July 2016.

Back in November past year, Premier League clubs were informed that Shaw would be available for £20 million, according to the Daily Mail, but clearly things have changed since.

It's never an easy task wearing the boots of Alexis Sanchez, but with Arsenal's new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat showing a lot of faith in him, he won't want to disappoint.

But in addition to Mkhitaryan's pending arrival, Campbell believes Arsene Wenger's squad needs more world-class additions to strengthen up their defensive side. It's not just a great deal for United; it's one that, if missed, should lead to serious questions about the club's operation.

"We all know it's [the deal for Sanchez is] probably close", he said.

"I must say I always gave 100%, until the last day, when I asked to the Mister to be in the team, because I wanted to be a contribution".

No doubt United fans will be delighted with Sanchez's signing as he's a top class player who is proven in the Premier League so I'm sure he'll be a huge success at Old Trafford.

Despite Mkhitaryan's arrival at Arsenal, the departure of two-time Copa America victor Sanchez is likely to increase scrutiny on the contract situation of Mesut Ozil, whose deal will expire in June.

Sanchez has seven league goals for Arsenal this season, behind only Alexandre Lacazette (9), and has also created the second-most chances for the Gunners in top-flight competition (50).

"But it is not done at all, so in this moment Mkhitaryan our player, Sanchez an Arsenal player and with a match tomorrow I want to switch off and focus on the most important thing, which is the match".



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