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Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal's spending is capped

23 January 2018

I also believe that the club itself cared about me joining, and I got the impression that they were keen for me to come here and wear the number seven shirt.

The Armenian attacking midfielder arrives from Manchester United as part of a direct swap deal which has seen Alexis Sanchez go in the opposite direction. Players sometimes need to feel important and loved by the club.

Last week, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown called Sanchez "football's biggest mercenary".

He added: "Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players. Now that I'm here, I'll do my best for this club to create history", said Mkhitaryan.

"I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United's first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here".

On his move, Henrikh said: "I'm very happy that we could finish this deal and I'm very happy to be here".

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Hundreds of police officers were tasked with maintaining order as her bus arrived at the railway station. A survey earlier this month found 73 percent of South Koreans saw no need for a joint team.

Sanchez could feature for United on Friday alongside Pogba and Lukaku who are also in contention to play.

In one video which was posted to YouTube to welcome Mkhitaryan to the Gunners, supporters reckon they've spotted a message.

Mkhitaryan will hope to revive his career at the Emirates after falling out of favour with now-former manager Jose Mourinho.

Speaking ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea, Wenger said he will refuse to spend beyond the club's means as they look to break back into the top four having missed out on Champions League qualification last season for the first time during Wenger's 21-year reign.

Reports in Germany say striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund.

Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal's spending is capped