ARSENE WENGER appeared to hit out at Alexis Sanchez as he welcomed Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal.
The Chilean, who moved to Manchester United in a swap deal for the Armenian, has come below hearth in current weeks as experiences emerged that he had grow to be a distracting power within the dressing room.
And in an interview to welcome Mkhitaryan from Manchester United, Wenger had a thinly veiled dig at Sanchez.
Wenger mentioned: “I am very excited to get a participant in who shall be dedicated and targeted.”
The long-serving Arsenal supervisor added: “We’re changing an excellent participant with an excellent participant, a world-class participant with a world-class participant.
“Mkhitaryan can play on the wing or in midfield, so I consider he can play very nicely in lots of positions.
“That may assist us as nicely as a result of he can play along with Ozil in addition to playmaker, so general it’s a great transfer.
“I’m very excited to get a participant in who shall be dedicated and targeted.
“It’s vital as nicely to have gamers who’ve expertise, as a result of we’ve got an excellent bunch of younger gamers however we all know that it’s not adequate within the Premier League at this time to place all of them in collectively.
“You additionally want a great weight of expertise in your group and he’ll contribute to that.”
Mkhitaryan mentioned he had dreamed of enjoying for Arsenal since he was younger.
He mentioned: “I’m very completely satisfied that we may end this deal and I’m very completely satisfied to be right here.
“It’s a dream come true as a result of I’ve at all times dreamed of enjoying for Arsenal. Now that I’m right here, I’ll do my finest for this membership to create historical past.”
Sanchez had a dig of his personal at Arsenal in an Instagram submit saying his farewells.
The Chilean mentioned he needed to go away the membership for a similar motive that Thierry Henry did – to win trophies.
“There are folks (former membership gamers) who’ve spoken with no information of what occurs contained in the membership and trigger injury,” he wrote.
“I need to say I at all times gave 100 per cent, till the final day, once I requested to the Mister to be within the group, as a result of I needed to be a contribution.”
“I keep in mind at this time, a dialog I had with [Thierry] Henry, a historic Arsenal participant, who modified membership for a similar motive and at this time is my flip.”