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Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal for Man United in swap for Mkhitaryan

Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal for Man United in swap for Mkhitaryan

I always said as a kid that I'd like to play for United, and I once spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson about it.

Sanchez said: "I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world".

"We would like to wish Henrikh Mkhitaryan the best of luck for the future after completing his move to Arsenal".

Meanwhile, former Gladbach player Kevin De Bruyne extended his contract with Premier League leaders Manchester City - who had also been linked with Sanchez in recent weeks.

A picture that was posted on social media yesterday evening appeared to show him taking a selfie in a United shirt with his name and No. 7 on the back - the shirt worn by club legends George Best, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Chilean came within inches of reuniting with Pep Guardiola at City in the summer but, due to Arsenal failing to sign a replacement, the deal fell through.

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The Gunners received Mkhitaryan in exchange, with Wenger confirming the Armenia global has signed a contract running until June 2021.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Alexis Sanchez arrived at Old Trafford on Monday to put the finishing touches to his bumper Manchester United contract when he was welcomed to the club by its greatest manager.

"He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige".

Mkhitaryan moved to United from Borussia Dortmund, where he was the German league player of the year, but struggled to secure a regular place in the team under Mourinho except in the first few months of this season. He did score when United won last year's Europa League final and will aim to help Arsenal progress from the last 32 in that competition.

The Armenia worldwide moved to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund for £26.3m in July 2016 and since his arrival has scored 13 goals in 63 appearances for United. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he's very committed as well. "I like their attacking play and fast style".

25 - Goals for Armenia, making him his country's record scorer.


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