FORGET SOMEThIng?Mkhitaryan back at Man Utd training ground despite imminent Arsenal moveARMENIAN has been back at Carrington today even though it looked like he was posing for farewell snap with team-mates yesterday.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrives at Manchester United training ground… but Arsenal move still expected to be sealed today

Armenian has been back at Carrington today for another training session with the Red Devils but he is set to seal his move to North London with the two clubs still thrashing out a deal

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN is back at work at Carrington, with his transfer to Arsenal due to be sealed in the next 24 hours.

The Armenian is due to become part of a player-plus-cash deal between the Gunners and Manchester United.

 Henrikh Mkhitaryan drove into Manchester United's Carrington training complex this morning

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan drove into Manchester United's Carrington training complex this morning

That's even though he appeared to be posing in a farewell photo on Instagram just yesterday, in an image widely shared by United's players.

But fans hoping that he would be in North London already were left disappointed as the 28-year-old pulled up to the AON Training Complex in his Mercedes 4×4.

Mkhitaryan's agent Mino Raiola has been in London to thrash out the transfer with the deal set to be completed in the coming days.

Alexis Sanchez has, meanwhile, been training with the Gunners youth teams as the sides get ready for their weekend fixtures.

 The Armenian gestured to photographers as he drove his white Mercedes to Manchester United's training ground at Carrington

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The Armenian gestured to photographers as he drove his white Mercedes to Manchester United's training ground at Carrington
 Henrikh Mkhitaryan poses for what could be a farewell picture with his United team-mates

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan poses for what could be a farewell picture with his United team-mates
 Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been frozen out of the Manchester United first team in recent weeks

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been frozen out of the Manchester United first team in recent weeks
 Mino Raiola has been in London to thrash out a contract deal for his client and Arsenal

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Mino Raiola has been in London to thrash out a contract deal for his client and Arsenal
 Alexis Sanchez is set to leave Arsenal after three and a half years at the club

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Alexis Sanchez is set to leave Arsenal after three and a half years at the club

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Neither player will be able to play in this weekend's Premier League fixtures for their new clubs, after the noon Friday deadline passed in order to register them in time.

United are due to face Burnley at Turf Moor while Arsenal host Crystal Palace – both at 3pm on Saturday.


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Mkhitaryan's last appearance for United is likely to be their 2-0 FA Cup win over Derby County, where he played 45 minutes.

But it was a few days earlier in the Red Devils' tame 0-0 draw against Southampton that fans started to get on his back and his future looked increasingly uncertain.

 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could become an Arsenal player by the end of the window

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could become an Arsenal player by the end of the window

Arsenal are also looking to secure a deal for wantaway Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international has been suspended by his club in recent weeks for a third time this season and his father and agent Yaya has been in London for talks with the Gunners.