Man Utd announce Alexis Sanchez transfer by filming Chilean playing PIANO

Guardiola wants 'three or four' signings but rules out Sanchez alternative

The Armenia global was left out of Manchester United's squad for Saturday's 1-0 win at Burnley as he nears a move to the Emirates Stadium that will see Alexis Sanchez move in the other direction.

On Sunday, Sanchez arrived in Manchester for his medical at Carrington and to sign what is expected to be a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Which brings us on to the player Arsenal have swapped Sanchez for, Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Irwin also lauded Jose Mourinho's ability to attract top players and said the Portuguese manager had done enough to warrant an extension to the three-year contract he signed in 2016.

Sanchez, despite being left out of the two previous matchday squads, was pictured training with the Arsenal team on Friday afternoon.

"I can not understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal", Wenger said.

Then, late on Sunday evening, images emerged of Sanchez in a full Manchester United kit, wearing the famous number 7 shirt. So close, so close, so close, if it doesn't happen it's not going to happen.

Wenger said: "Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes".

"City never stop passing the ball and that has an impact on the players by masking their individual talent", said Sulantay, the former coach of the Chilean youth teams.

Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference the swap deal involving Sanchez and Mkhitaryan is likely to be completed. Now Raiola will be negotiating from a position of strength when he goes back to the Old Trafford table this summer.

"How do I fit them in?" asked Wenger. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he's very committed as well.

He has played 119 times for Chile and helped his nation win back-to-back Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016, although they failed to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

"It's a dream come true because I've always dreamed of playing for Arsenal".

It is also understood that the Gunners are finalising a £53 million deal for Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has 21 goals in 24 games this season.



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