- Arsenal are reportedly hopeful of a double transfer swoop
- Arsene Wenger’s side are hoping to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Mkhitaryan’s move from Manchester United seems to have stalled
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Arsenal are reportedly ‘hopeful’ of signing both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan despite some delay in the latter deal, according to BBC Sport’s David Ornstein.
The trusted transfer news reporter tweeted updates on deals involving Alexis Sanchez heading to Manchester United and Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.
According to Ornstein, the delay is coming from Mkhitaryan’s end as no progress has been made despite reports yesterday from Gianluca Di Marzio of talks between the club and his agent.
No developments expected today on Sanchez/Mkhitaryan. Still work to do as currently Mkhitaryan deal hasn’t moved on & could yet go either way. Arsenal hopeful on that + Aubameyang. Talks continue. Malcom off – meetings held but eventually deemed too inexperienced #AFC #MUFC #BVB
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 19, 2018
It is not clear if Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford hinges on the Armenia playmaker accepting a move to the Emirates Stadium at this time.
Ornstein adds that Arsenal remain ‘hopeful’ of landing Mkhitaryan and his former team-mate Aubameyang, who has been tipped to leave Borussia Dortmund.
The Sun reported earlier today that the Gabon international’s £53million move to north London is edging closer.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see both players come in, with the new-look attacking duo between them likely to be enough to ensure Sanchez is not too badly missed.