Arsene Wenger has resigned... himself to losing Alexis Sanchez before the end of the month, but the Arsenal manager admits that relinquishing the Chilean unto Manchester United will not grieve him almost as badly as the last player he saw depart the Gunners for a new life at Old Trafford.
"I think clearly everybody knows that we are there and especially when Arsenal manager speaks so clearly like he did, there is no point in trying to hide or deny".
Wenger, after confirming former Borussia Dortmund schemer Mkhitaryan would move the other way in exchange for Sanchez, added: "If it's a possibility, it's because I like the player".
Manager Arsene Wenger was giving serious consideration to including Alexis Sanchez in his match-day squad to face Crystal Palace on Saturday after Danny Welbeck sustained a injury in training on Thursday.
Mourinho says he has not be involved in any of the negotiations for Sanchez and Mkhitaryan.
Away from the ongoing speculation surrounding Sanchez and Mkhitaryan, Mourinho turned attentions towards his own future and claimed he is in no rush to pen fresh terms at Old Trafford.
Asked if Sánchez's arrival hinged on Arsenal signing Mkhitarayn, Mourinho said: "I don't know".
"I read that in 2009 he said that he likes Arsenal,", Xhaka said referring to Mkhitaryan's interview with UEFA while playing for Pyunik back in Armenia.
"Now I could really create headlines here, but I won't", Klopp said with a smile when asked about the Chile global at his news conference on Friday. "I wish him all the best". "In the end what we spent in the summer is quite similar to United, but they bought I think two or three players and we bought six or seven".
Asked about any deal for the Gabon worldwide, Wenger said: "This kind of thing is better when it's secret and when you don't comment before announcing it when it's over the line. He's a really good player, we are not in for him and that's all I'm interested in".
"We played many times against him when he was at Dortmund".
"I like the player", he said of Mkhitaryan.
"He's of that personality where sometimes he will just go down into a little bit of a lull and that's where he does need a kick up the backside from a manager to keep him going and from team-mates as well on the pitch", Smith added.