Manchester United have finally confirmed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan after weeks of speculation.
The Armenian arrives at Old Trafford for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, becoming Jose Mourinho’s third summer signing after Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
But United weren’t the only Premier League side chasing Mkhitaryan this summer. There were numerous reports linking the winger with the Gunners immediately after the season ended with The Sun reporting that he had started house hunting in north London ahead of a proposed move.
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Many Gooners were adamant that they were about to sign the 27-year-old and they were considered favourites ahead of Manchester United given their involvement in next season’s Champions League.
However, as the weeks went on, Mourinho’s appointment obviously played a major factor in Mkhitaryan’s decision and he eventually decided on a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
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Not only are United fans delighted that a top quality player has joined their club, but they thoroughly enjoyed the fact Arsenal failed in their quest to sign him in the process. They took to Twitter to troll the supporters of their rivals.
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Upon signing, Mkhitaryan said: "I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time. I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young.
"Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young."
Mourinho has also had his say and explained why he brought him to the club.
"Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal.
"I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United. I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him.
"I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him."