Arsenal are reported to be very keen on securing the services of Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to the Latest Arsenal transfer gossip.
This particular piece comes from the Guardian, which is generally a far more reliable source than some of the tabloids, so it is worth noting ahead of the summer transfer window.
Apparently Arsenal have been sending scouts out on a regular basis to keep tabs on the Armenian international as well as monitoring his progress through video.
Arsenal need to bring in some fresh blood with the likelihood that Arteta, Flamini and Rosicky all set to leave the Emirates in the summer, and it seems that Mkhitaryan has been pencilled in as an ideal replacement.
The 27-year-old is under contract at Dortmund until the summer of 2017 and the German giants are desperate for him to extend his contract, something they have failed to do so far.
Mkhitaryan is said to be torn between signing a new contract and leaving the Bundesliga outfit for pastures new, thus the reported interested from Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.
In the event that Mkhitaryan does decide to leave Dortmund you can expect some of Europe’s biggest clubs to also throw their hats into the ring. Arsenal are very unlikely to have a clear run at signing the player, but the fact that they are monitoring him right now shows that they are getting themselves prepared to make an offer.