In fact, recent reports have indicated that Alexis' agent, Fernando Felicevich, has already agreed to terms with the club and so has Sanchez, so it seems we are only waiting for the official confirmation and the physical exams to say this is a done deal.
"I think there is confidence on the red side of Manchester that they have the fee that Arsenal are looking for and they maybe have a player in Henrikh Mkhitaryan that might certainly catch Arsene Wenger's eye".
Asked if Sanchez's exit is imminent, Wenger said: 'Yes, don't read too much in it because even I don't know which way it will go. The in-demand Chilean will not play for the Gunners on Sunday and the latest reports suggest that United have an edge over City in securing his services.
Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho drops major Henrikh Mkhitaryan hint
The Armenian shone for United last season, when given the opportunity, finishing the campaign with 11 goals . Also, while mentioning the United's training schedule in Dubai, Mourinho concluded, "It was very good".
United have a lot of creative players in the final third, but none is as influential as Sanchez. Until then, here's our match preview:How Arsène Wenger, who will again be peering from the stands, would love a victory after the nightmare in Nottingham.
In the tweet below, Ferdinand explains that he would love to see Sanchez join United and that he will personally direct the Chilean to Old Trafford to help push a move.
It is hard to envisage Sanchez staying beyond January, but Arsenal will not sell him unless they can bring in a replacement, with a £35m bid for 20-year-old Malcom expected this week. "So he has got more opportunities to win trophies there".
"It's a mess. You've got players; Wilshere, Ozil and Sanchez, three of the best players at your club and they're out of contract in the summer".