It is starting to appear as though Arsenal’s desire to sign Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan may have moved a step closer with the Sun reporting that he has already begun house hunting in London ahead of a possible summer move to the Emirates.
The 27-year-old Armenian national team captain has reportedly told friends that he is up for a new challenge after having proved himself in the Bundesliga since joining the North Rhine Westphalia club from Shakhtar Donetsk back in 2013.
The Sun claims that Mkhitaryan has refused to sign a new contract at the Signal Iduna Park and is holding out for a wage of £8 million per-season, a figure the Gunners have no problem paying just so long as that is all it will take to bring him to North London.
Meanwhile Gunners boss Arsene Wenger remains confident that both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will remain at the club saying: “I am confident. Yes, they have a two-year contract left and there’s been nothing done yet.
“They look happy, when I talk to them they are happy and they want to extend their contracts so I don’t think it is a problem.”