Arsene Wenger says he expects Alexis Sanchez to join Man Utd within 48 hours, but has refused to confirm the departure until everything is completed.
The Arsenal manager met the press after the Gunners 4-1 win over Crystal Palace at the Emirates today, and despite the emphatic win there was focus on the future of the Chilean
Speaking about his absence from the squad today, Wenger did confirm that Sanchez had travelled to Manchester earlier today, saying, “I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to United. You cannot drive north and as well play football.
“I expect it to happen, but I can’t announce it. In the next 48 hours it will be decided. Until it’s over the line you can’y say it will happen.”
He hinted clearly that the deal was dependent on Henrikh Mkhitaryan coming the other way, as he continued, “It happens only one way, if the other way happens as well.
“That’s why it takes longer as well because it is coordinated.”
From the other side, Jose Mourinho sounded confident that things would get done from a United point of view, saying, “It’s so close, so close, so close.
“I’m positive, I know my people is doing everything, absolutely everything they can.
“The owners with the green light, Mr Woodward working hard, everybody is giving everything they can, and I think they will be successful.”
Let’s remember that Mourinho is a prick though. I mean, I know you all know, but it’s never a bad thing to get a reminder.