Zenit St Petersburg’s President Alexander Medvedev has admitted they are interested in signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
“All the leading football players of the Europe Championships are under our spotlight,” Medvedev said earlier this month.
“From the perspective of building a team, you should definitely involve players of such level. It’s clear that he has been transferred from Manchester United to Arsenal, has a currently operating contract and is at the peak of his training.
“He is 30 years old, and given his physical condition, he can easily play until the age of 35, like Aleksandr Anyukov, Yuri Zhirkov play in our club.
“He will undoubtedly find his place in our team with his level of playing. I think it would be easy for him to get adapted to the Zenit’s play.”
Medvedev also reportedly admitted that talks have not started with Arsenal, nor does he have any idea when Zenit might make their move.
At present, it’s not clear if Mkhitaryan is one of the players who could make way this summer. His current contract runs until 2021 and Raul Sanllehi has already made it clear that players will be renewed or sold when they get to the final two years of their contracts following the spate of players leaving for nothing over recent seasons.
His form since arriving at Arsenal was slow to get going but since his return from a knee injury earlier in the campaign, he has been like a player transformed. In fact, he was just voted Arsenal’s Player of the Month for February after scoring two and assisting three.
Congratulations, @HenrikhMkh 🏆
Player of the Month for February with 40% of the vote 👏
🅰️ Three assists
⚽️ Two goals#MickiMagic 🎩
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 12, 2019
Mkhitaryan missed out on Arsenal’s win over Manchester United at the weekend and you can get the latest on his fitness here.