• Sánchez has not travelled to Bournemouth for Sunday’s match
• United move ahead of Manchester City in transfer battle for forward
• Arsenal interested in taking Henrikh Mkhitaryan from United
Alexis Sánchez will not play for Arsenal at Bournemouth on Sunday – the forward has not travelled to the south coast – and the latest indication is that he has come to favour a move to Manchester United over Manchester City.
Arsène Wenger finally admitted last Friday that Sánchez would not sign a new contract at Arsenal; his deal is set to expire in the summer. And, with Sánchez’s agent due in England for talks, the saga has now entered its end game.