Arsenal are reportedly closely monitoring Armenia international star Henrikh Mkhitaryan ahead of the forthcoming summer transfer window, according to the Guardian.
The Premier League side, who currently lie third in the English top-flight standings, but 11 points adrift of surprise league leaders Leicester City with a game in hand, are interested in recruiting Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder once the 2015-16 campaign concludes.
The 27-year-old, who captains his country and has 57 international caps to his name, has scored an impressive 20 goals and provided 24 assists in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit so far this season.
Mkhitaryan; who is under contract at the German club until 2017, has been watched by the Gunners’ scouting team, plus been tracked via video clips throughout the course of this campaign.
With Arsenal likely to lose fellow midfielders Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky this summer, boss Arsene Wenger is keen on sealing a deal to bring the Armenian ace to the Emirates Stadium.