If reports coming from German this evening are anything to go by, Arsenal may have been given a big boost in their bid to sign highly rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Initial reports this week had claimed Dortmund are not in the mood to sell the player despite he not signing an extension to his deal which expires in 2017.
The reports claimed Dortmund would rather lose the player on a free in 2017 than sell him now. This report had shocked many who thought Dortmund should have sold him and reinvest the amount £30 million that will be realised from the sale of the Armenia. However, more reports this evening claims Dortmund have had a chance of heart and the player could well be on his way to Arsenal this summer.
Mkhitaryan though mainly a central midfielder, he was deployed on the wing in the just concluded season and ended up signing 19 goals and created 24 assists in 54 games which is quite impressive. At Arsenal, he will be expected to replace Theo Walcott on the right wing and deputise for Mesut Ozil when necessary.
With reports claiming he would cost about £30 million or less, this signing looks like the type Wenger is known for. Cheapish.