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Alexis Sanchez joins Man Utd in swap with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Alexis Sanchez joins Man Utd in swap with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Manchester United confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction, in a statement on Monday.

The completion of the transfer comes nearly a decade after United's first serious interest in the Chilean while still playing with Udinese in Serie A, and is the first deal to see an Arsenal player leave for Old Trafford since Robin van Persie's high-profile move in 2012.

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.

"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, 29, opted to move to Jose Mourinho's Red Devils, where he will earn a wage upwards of £350,000 per week plus bonuses, after a long-touted move to Manchester City fell through.

"I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United's first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here".

"Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world", Mourinho said.

Arsene Wenger is in very real danger of leaving the club in a worse position than he found it which is downright incredible after all he did for them.

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Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona in July 2014 for about 30 million pounds, choosing a move to London amid interest from Liverpool.

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.

City, the league leader by 12 points, didn't particularly need Sanchez, who had entered the final six months of his contract at Arsenal.

"It really is a massive club, very powerful, and so now when I got the opportunity to come here I looked at the badge and my hairs just stood up on end because it's a powerful club and the biggest in England".

The 29-year-old was keen to express his love for Arsenal's supporters.

"I'm very excited to get a player in who will be committed and focused".

The midfielder went on to make 63 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 13 goals.


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