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Sanchez and Arsene Wenger at Gunners training on Friday

Alexis Sanchez ‘says goodbye to Arsenal team-mates and leaves team hotel’ ahead of Manchester United transfer

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Alexis Sanchez is set for his Manchester United medical today after a dramatic breakthrough in his transfer saga, reports Mirror Sports.

It is understood that understands Sanchez left Arsenal’s team hotel last night just before 11pm and was bound for Manchester to complete his move to Old Trafford.

Sanchez was due to be in the Arsenal squad after Arsene Wenger named 19 players but then got pulled out and said his goodbyes to his team mates after a breakthrough in negotiations.

It appears Arsenal forced United’s hand by picking him but he then dropped out after a dramatic late twist.

The Chile ace is said to have said goodbye to his Arsenal team-mates

Henrik Mkhitaryan is also set to join Arsenal after saying his goodbyes after training on Friday and was left out of the United squad.

It points to the deal finally going through this weekend after the development in the saga.

It is understood Arsenal and United are ready to do two separate deals to resolve the Sanchez and Mkhitaryan transfer saga.

The clubs have been locked in negotiations for days as a straight swap has proved increasingly difficult to agree because of different valuations and contracts.

That has been at the centre of the hold-up as player-plus-cash deals are notoriously tricky and very rare in English football so they are looking at two different transactions.

Arsenal hope the deal will go through in the next few days and they will then press ahead with their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the German club wanting Olivier Giroud as part of the deal.

Meanwhile, Arsenal forward Danny Welleck is set to miss Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace after suffering a minor muscle injury in training.

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