Sensation reports in the German and Armenian press today claim Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on the way to Arsenal this summer. The reports did not say the deal is about to be done, it says the deal is done and dusted and all thats left is for Arsenal to announce the deal.
Mkhitaryan has in the last one month been linked with a move to Arsenal after news emerged he has refused to accept Dortmund’s offer of a new contract. The player who was voted the best player in the German league in the just concluded season has just one year left on his contract and as he is yet to sign an extension, Dortmund either insist on keeping him and risk losing him on a free transfer or sell him this summer.
He has already been linked with a move to Juventus but it appears Arsenal have beaten the Italian to his signing. This transfer if it happens, will be one of the biggest coups made by Wenger ever. Especially considering the fact that due to his contractual situation, he is likely to be available for cheap.
If we sign him, he will be expected to play on the right wing. In place of Theo Walcott. He scored 19 goals and created 24 assists while playing on the wing for Dortmund next season. His signing will most likely amount to the end of Theo Walcott at Arsenal.