Several media outlets are reporting today that Arsenal are set to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.
The highly rated 27 year-old joined the Bundesliga side in 2013 after a successful period with Shaktar Donetsk. Having scored 22 goals in 85 appearances for 2013 Champions League finalists, Mkhitaryan may be looking for a new challenge.
According to the Star, Arsenal are not put off by the Armenian’s high wage demands, and will look to beat off interest from Juventus and Liverpool for the midfielder’s £8 million signature.
The report goes on to state that the attacking player is currently looking for a house in London.
This would be a major coup for the Gunners, who may lose Aaron Ramsey to Barcelona after this season.
This would certainly bolster Arsene Wenger’s side, who will look to be more competitive on all fronts next season.
While there is an outside chance for the North Londoners to capture the Premier League title this year, Wenger will know that they need to be stronger and more consistent to challenge for honours after the summer.
The signature of Mkhitaryan would help to that end, and his proven track record in the Ukrainian and German leagues, as well as with the Armenian national team, is testament to that.