Arsenal blow as Man Utd look to hijack deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan

By on June 9, 2016

It looks like we have some stiff competition for the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as Jan Aage Fjortoft claims Manchester United are trying to hijack Arsenal’s deal for the Borussia Dortmund playmaker.

We’ve been strongly linked with a move for Mkhitaryan in recent weeks with the Mirror reporting earlier this week that Dortmund have decided to cash-in on the attacker with Arsenal believed to be in talks to try and secure his signature.

Mkhitaryan has just entered the final year of his contract and has refused to sign an extension so the German giants will sell him now rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer and the 27-year-old has reported expressed his desire to join Arsenal.

However, it appears our proposed deal for the Armenian international is now in serious doubt after Fjortoft – who now works as a pundit and journalist after hanging up his boots - took to Twitter this morning to claim that United are hoping to lure Mkhitaryan to Old Trafford.

The former Swindon, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United hitman points out that Mkhitaryan has the same agent as Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who’s widely expected to join United this summer – and says that while Arsenal were leading the chase, a move to Old Trafford is now more likely.

Only time will tell if Fjortoft’s information proves accurate but it would be a huge blow if we were to miss out on Mkhitaryan as he’s developed in to one of the most dangerous attackers in world football over the past few years.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk attacker has just come off the back of a sensational campaign that saw him score 23 goals and provide a staggering 32 assists in all competitions so it’s easy to see why we’re after him.

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If we did manage to win the race for his signature, then I think we’d see Theo Walcott leave the club this summer with Mkhitaryan taking his place on the right wing to form a devastating attack alongside Ozil and Sanchez.

Let’s see what happens but I’d absolutely love to see Mkhitaryan come to Arsenal this summer….



  1. ben

    June 9, 2016 at 10:25 am


  2. Andy

    June 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

    United fan who was passing by :)

    Jan Aage is not gospel. He was adamant giggsy would take over the club ahead of jose. That ended well

  3. Andreas

    June 9, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Wenger will end up with nothing or he will make a desperate last minute move and buy rubbish as always.Sack him.

  4. goonerjay

    June 9, 2016 at 11:36 am

    i would take this with a gigantic pinch of salt. Jan has been wrong with every single thing he has tweeted about Arsenal tranfers over the last couple of years and he’s had a lot to say about us. Henrikh was quoted as saying in 2009 that he is an Arsenal fan and would love to play for us and we’ve got CL football next season so I’m confident he’d choose us. Jan is constantly trying to stay relevant by spouting bollocks about Arsenal during transfer windows. He gets more wrong than that Indy Kaila nugget

  5. AK

    June 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    HM is in the Bag, our second BIG signing and guess what a few more to come, Wenger is finally going to Fire those Cannons to the Premier League title this coming Season, GUNNERS FOR LIFE

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