Arsenal monitor 20-goal Dortmund midfielder ahead of summer bid

Arsenal are targeting a move for Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to reports from the Guardian.

The Gunners are heavily monitoring the situation surrounding the Armenia international, sending scouts to watch Mkhitaryan in action as well as watching video clips of his previous games.

The attacking midfielder was previously a target for rivals Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but the 27-year-old decided to join Dortmund from Shakhtar Donetsk instead.

However, Mkhitaryan will only have one year left on his BVB contract come summer, and despite the Bundesliga club trying to extend his deal, he is considering his options amid interest from Arsenal.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been impressed by Mkhitaryan during their previous meetings in the Champions League, and with midfield trio Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, and Tomas Rosicky all set to depart, the Frenchman is extremely keen on bringing the Dortmund ace to the Emirates.

Mkhitaryan has made 43 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring 20 goals and supplying 24 assists.

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