Report: Arsenal lead the race to sign Dortmund ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

According to The Sun, Arsenal are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The report claims that the Gunners and Chelsea are keen on signing the £20 million-rated attacking midfielder this summer and the Armenian international is said to be prefer a switch to the Emirates.

Arsenal have already bolstered their squad with the addition of Granit Xhaka this summer and it’s looking increasingly likely that Leicester City's Jamie Vardy could also move to North London.

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal

The Gunners are intent on making up for last season’s Premier League title failure and Arsene Wenger appears to be finally piecing together the missing attacking talent to achieve success.

Mkhitaryan, 27, has been one of Dortmund’s outstanding players this past season though the club’s position as Germany’s second best side leaves them vulnerable to losing their better players.

Mats Hummels has already opted to follow in the footsteps of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski by agreeing to join Bayern Munich, and Mkhitaryan could be the next to leave.

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund - German Cup DFB Pokal Final

The 59-capped Armenian has just one year left on his contract and with no new extension in sight, the Bundesliga club are said to be prefer to cash in on him now rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months time.

The report claims that Arsenal are in pole position to sign Mkhitaryan, though his potential arrival could see one or two leave the club with the out of favour Theo Walcott one of the main candidates to depart.

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer in action with Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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