By David Woods

15th Jan, 2018 | 9:32pm

'Pure filth', 'Special player' – Arsenal fans in dreamland after major development in reported transfer

Arsenal fans are getting excited after two major developments in the Alexis Sanchez saga give more credence to reports linking Man United attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Emirates.
The Metro reported that United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that he had left Mkhitaryan out of the squad to face Stoke because of the links to Arsenal.
Before the Premier League game against Stoke Mourinho said: “I would lie if I said it was a pure tactical decision.
“It was just a choice of the players that we know, in this moment, they have 100 per cent their heads in Manchester United.”
During the Monday night game, Sky Sports transfer blog reported (8.45pm) that Man City had pulled out of the deal for Alexis Sanchez, leaving the road clear for United to steal in.
A report from Le10 Sport, as quoted by the Express claimed that Arsenal had accepted a deal that would see Sanchez move to Old Trafford and bring Mkhitaryan to the Emirates.
And, although there’s been no official confirmation, Arsenal fans are excited at the prospect of getting a player who looked brilliant in his early days at United, but has struggled for game time under Mourinho.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from excited Gunners fans:

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