Date: 22nd December 2017 at 3:50pm
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Arsenal have registered an interest in Manchester United attacking midfielder , according to journalist Graeme Bailey of the Gambling Times.

Bailey reports that are lining up contingency plans if Alexis Sanchez leaves the and one of the the club have asked about is the United star.

Mkhitaryan had a superb start to the season, with five assists in his first three games, but his form has dropped off markedly since the end of September, with his last goal and assist coming in the 4-1 away against .

The Armenian international has failed to make the match day squad for United’s last five fixtures, and was last seen coming on as a substitute in the League Cup tie against Bristol City earlier this week.

have been linked with a deal in January for the 28 year old but the Gazzetta Dello Sport (via Team Talk) say that a move could be jeopardised by the fact that the Italian club are unwilling to agree to a purchase obligation at the end of the season.

In this context, Arsenal have reportedly let United know that they would also be interested in Mkhitaryan; a player the Red Devils only signed in 2016 for a reported £30m.