United must part with Mkhitaryan if it must sign Sanchez – Wenger

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Manchester United will only sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez if Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves the other way, says Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

United boss Jose Mourinho said his club were “doing absolutely everything they can” to sign Sanchez, who missed Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Wenger said: “He didn’t play because you cannot drive up north and play football at the same time.”

BBC reports that Armenia midfielder Mkhitaryan sat out United’s 1-0 victory over Burnley.

Wenger said: “Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes. That’s why it takes longer.”

United have appeared to be on the brink of signing Sanchez since Premier League leaders Manchester City ended their pursuit of the Chile forward on Monday.

Wenger said after last week’s defeat at Bournemouth that Sanchez’s future would be resolved “within 48 hours”. Six…



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