Arsenal miss out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan!
Arsenal have already missed out on a fair few of their transfer targets this summer, with the most certain rejection coming from Jamie Vardy. Now it seems that The Gunners are set to miss out on another player, who this time is going to sign for rivals Manchester United.
United recently signed the mighty Zlatlan Ibrahimovic earlier in the week, but Jose Mourinho hasn’t stopped there, with the ‘Special One’ set to make his second signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Borrusia Dortmund winger is keen to leave Germany this summer after running down his contract. With a year to go, Dortmund feel they have no other option but to sell Mkhitaryan now, and Arsenal were supposedly the front runners for the Armenian’s signature a few weeks back.
Arsenal were linked almost every day with a move for the 27 year old winger and many started to believe that it could be a deal that Wenger was keen to pull off. However a lot can change in a few weeks, because whilst Arsenal are today confirming Takuma Asano, the Japanese ‘prospect’, United are closing in on their second major deal of the week. Mkhitaryan would have been a perfect addition for Arsenal, because despite being packed full of midfielders already, what Arsenal do lack is a quality winger in addition to Alexis Sanchez. After Alexis, the quality of wingers we have at the club dramatically drops and for the style and formation that Arsenal play, we really do need another top quality winger. Arsenal cannot rely on the likes of Walcott, Ox and Campbell to be consistent week in week out and so Arsenal are certainly crying out for a new player in that position.
Mkhitaryan could have been the answer to that, with 18 goals in all competitions last season and at a reported transfer fee of £23.5 million, Arsenal have really missed out on a big opportunity. The 27 year old is now set to link up with the Red Devils, whilst Arsenal fans yet again sit back awaiting to hear promising news on any incoming player. At two years younger, surely Mkhitaryan would have been a much more sensible target than Vardy?