Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal spree despite revenue rise

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal spree despite revenue rise

Last week, former Arsenal centre-half Martin Keown branded Sanchez "the biggest mercenary in football" after the 29-year-old chose to move to Manchester United over Manchester City.

And the club confirmed at 18:00 GMT that Sanchez, Arsenal's top scorer last season, had officially arrived at Old Trafford.

And the Manchester Evening News say Manchester United were eyeing a deal for Bordeaux hotshot Malcom prior to the Sanchez deal.

Referring to Old Trafford, he said: "The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down".

Mkhitaryan has now gone the other way in a swap deal while United will also pay a £20million transfer fee to Arsenal and £15m to Sanchez's agent Fernando Felicevich.

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.

There is no doubting the Chilean forward's talent but his task now is to take United to a level where they can challenge Pep Guardiola's runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City, something that has been beyond them so far this season.

Pressed on Mkhitaryan's qualities, Wenger replied: "I would say quality of runs, quality of creativity". Someone like him, Mata or Kovacic would provide the flawless depth of creative players for us, giving a good bench option too (not saying they'd always be on the bench) and also show a real sign of intent for next season.

"The Enviable Gold of Alexis" headlined La Tercera, trumpeting that the 29-year-old "has become the best paid Chilean player in history, with the highest salary in the Premier League and the fourth highest in the world".

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The Armenia worldwide also had his medical at Arsenal, who are also busy trying to seal a deal for Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Sir Alex Ferguson tried and failed to sign one Chile worldwide in Marcelo Salas back in 1998 and tried and failed to sign his compatriot 13 years later; Alexis Sanchez.

"I always loved the way that Arsenal played and the way that Arsène Wenger has managed the team".

Michael Zorc revealed that Aubameyang's mind might not be in Germany anymore and Arsene Wenger has now claimed that Arsenal are in talks to sign the striker this month.

"I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get". He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he's very committed as well.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be able to wear the number seven shirt for the remainder of Arsenal's Europa League campaign.

Arsene Wenger discusses Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the possibility of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and looks ahead to the league cup tie with Chelsea.

'We have had big players concerned with moving away which causes uncertainty in the dressing room.

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