Manchester United have sealed the transfer of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, clinching his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
Mkhitaryan is their third summer signing following Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but for a while it had seemed he was heading elsewhere.
Borussia's Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Arsenal had been frontrunners to sign the Armenian, at a point where they had begun the transfer window in seemingly aggressive fashion.
Prior to the European Championships the Gunners snapped up Granit Xhaka, made a bid for Jamie Vardy, and were considered in pole position to sign Mkhitaryan.
Arsenal fans then went into collective meltdown on social media, when it was claimed by The Metro among many others that his sister had begun following Arsenal on Linked In.
So to see him sign for Manchester United was not especially well received by the Gunners, who have seen him score against them in past seasons, while others were putting a brave face on it.
Borussia's Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring against Arsenal
Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to the announcement...
Honestly, I'm not gutted we didn't sign Mkhitaryan. Our midfield is the best in the league WHEN THEY ARE ALL FIT #AFC— 9jagooners (@9jaGooners) 6 July 2016
Walcott and Ox's salaries combined would have taken care of Mkhitaryan's. We don't just want to let go of this Wenger project #afc— Top Gooner (@Mills_AFC) 6 July 2016
United fans are all deluded, CL didn't have anything to do with mkhitaryan choosing United over Arsenal it's all about the money— Fin bingham (@Binghamf19) 6 July 2016
It's going to be Mkhitaryan vs KDB next season. Neither are anywhere near Mesut Özil.— Speedy (@The_Red_Arsenal) 6 July 2016
Who would Mkhitaryan bench at Arsenal anyways?— Ike (@Nyagah_) 6 July 2016
Okay Arsenal fans, time to unfollow Mkhitaryan! pic.twitter.com/1EIsh71Bi4— Planet Arsenal (@Planet_Arsenal) 6 July 2016
Mkhitaryan is a fantastic player. Always wanted him at Arsenal. He's got that drive and energy in midfield. Brilliant signing.— Jeffrin Antony (@Jeffrin_AFC) 6 July 2016
Gutted United signed Mkhitaryan. Why must you stress me out so @Arsenal— Robert Onasile Small (@iAmSmallrob) 6 July 2016