Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to move in the opposite direction in a straight swap in the next 48 hours.
The Armenia international 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.
Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday.
The length of his contract at Arsenal and his salary, is undisclosed.
Sanchez on the other side missed Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday because he was travelling to Manchester United.
“I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to Manchester United and you cannot drive up north and as well play football,” said Wenger.
United boss Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, said a deal to sign Sanchez was “close” following his side’s 1-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.
He has made 63 appearances for United since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in July 2016. 22 this season – scoring 13 goals.
Sanchez, meanwhile, has scored 80 goals in 166 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Barcelona for £35m in July 2014.