Arsenal, Manchester United Finalize Swap Deal For Sanchez And Mkhitaryan

Arsenal, Manchester United Finalize Swap Deal For Sanchez And Mkhitaryan

Sanchez was previously heavily linked with a move to United's rivals Manchester City, managed by former Barca boss Pep Guardiola.

It is the sort of dilemma Mourinho came to Old Trafford for.

Alexis Sanchez says he is thrilled to join "the biggest club in the world" after his move to Manchester United was completed.

The Chile worldwide arrived in Manchester yesterday to complete his medical and was spotted at Old Trafford late on Sunday night, where he was spotted wearing United's iconic number 7 shirt.

He looks to be just the player United needs now, too.

United typically revealed their new signing in style, posting a glossy promotional video on Twitter (see below). He has a good team attitude. But can you match these clues to the players who've worn it at Old Trafford in the Premier League era?

No wonder he is being handed the No. 7 jersey that so any greats - George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo among them - have worn over the years.

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He won two FA Cups and a Community Shield with the Gunners, and earlier posted a farewell tribute to his former club Arsenal on his Instagram page. He will immediately excite the fans with his hunger and warrior spirit.

While Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has moved the other way, is a thoughtful, sometimes inspired player, Sanchez is a firecracker.

Alexis Sanchez is set to be rewarded with not only a lucrative contract and a new set of teammates to hoick a football around with.

After notching five assists at the beginning of the season, his form faded away, and Jose Mourinho first relegated him to the bench and afterwards altogether from the first team squad.

Speaking to journalists after being unveiled, Sanchez said that he always dreamt of playing for Man United since he was a boy and could not turn down the offer immediately it came through to him.

But the striker, who joined Manchester United yesterday (Monday) after a long-drawn out transfer saga, simply added to the frustration of Gunners fans by suggesting he was simply doing what the club's all time record goal scorer, Thierry Henry, had done. In a year when the club have struggled, his goal conversion rate of seven from 69 shots reflects many factors, not least a tendency to shoot too often from outside the area.

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