Alexis Sanchez Undergoes Medical
Alexis Sanchez arrived at Manchester United yesterday to undergo a medical examination, ahead of his expected transfer to the club.
Sanchez will move to The Red Devils, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan will transfer to Arsenal in a swap deal between the two clubs.
The Chilean international is set to become United’s best-paid player, with some reports putting his new salary at £400 000 per week.
Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, and United manager, Jose Mourinho, both said they expected the deal between the Premier League rivals to go through.
Wenger said Sanchez was absent from the Arsenal squad on Saturday because he was close to completing a deal that has been in the making since United outbid Manchester City for the former Barcelona star.
An official announcement regarding the outcome of the deal is expected this week.
Sanchez has scored eight goals in 22 appearances for the Gunners this season, and Wenger has said that his impending departure has caused some instability among the team.
Wenger added: “I cannot understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal. But in 30 years of doing transfers, you learn a lot about human beings. As a professional, it was perhaps his last contract at the top level and an important contract.”