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Alexis Sanchez And Henrikh Mkhitaryan Swap Deal Could Be Worst In Premier League History

Alexis Sanchez And Henrikh Mkhitaryan Swap Deal Could Be Worst In Premier League History

The swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January 2018 could well be the worst in the history of the Premier League, with neither Arsenal or Manchester United particularly benefitting from the trade.

Alexis Sanchez got to show off his piano-playing skills and take home a massive pay packet for doing very little but he never cut it at United, scoring just five goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.

The Chilean, previously one of the very best in the league, completely flopped at Old Trafford and has now been loaned out to Inter Milan, who are not even paying his wages in full.

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But to further highlight how awful this swap deal was for all parties, Mkhitaryan too has ended up making the switch to Serie A on a temporary basis.

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The 30 did show some early promise at the Emirates under Arsene Wenger as he looked to rekindle his scintillating Borussia Dortmund form but he soon fell down the pecking order and only found the net nine times in 59 appearances for the Gunners.

Like Sanchez, Mkhitaryan is also looking to press the reset button in Italy having agreed a season-long loan move to AS Roma, where he will link up with his former United colleague Chris Smalling.

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Sanchez will be teammates with Romelu Lukaku once again at Inter, while Matteo Darmian, another bit of dead wood at United, has returned to Italy on a permanent deal with Parma.

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Topics: Henrikh MKhitaryan, Football News, Unai Emery, Football, AS Roma, Alexis Sanchez, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, Inter Milan

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