Arsenal fans appear split on the latest reports the club could be about to swap Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Sanchez had appeared Manchester City bound, but United boss Jose Mourinho has planned an audacious move to hijack the Gunners star.
Sky Sports football correspondant Kaveh Solhekol earlier tweeted: “Sky in Italy: Manchester United want to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal & ready to include Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of deal”.
Sky in Italy: Manchester United want to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal & ready to include Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of deal
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 11, 2018
As for Mkhitaryan, the winger has struggled to figure into Mourinho’s plans this term. He’s started just half of the Red Devils’ 22 league games, scoring only once.
It hasn’t quite worked out for the Amenia international in the Premier League, but the scintillating form he showed in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund earned him Player of the Year in 2015/16.
Despite this, many Arsenal fans are focusing on his current performances. And it’s fair to say they are not keen on the 29 year-old arriving at the Emirates.
Take a look at how some have reacted to the news on Twitter…
Reasons not to do an Alexis / Mkhitaryan deal….
1. It’s ManUre. Hate them
2. Mourinho. Hate him
3. Mkhitaryan is crap
— Gaffers (@gaffnr) January 11, 2018
Imagine thinking we want Mkhitaryan lol. No chance.
— DaG (@mediocentroEN) January 11, 2018
I would have loved to sign Mkhitaryan two years ago, but he is turning 29 in January, forget it. We need younger and better.
— P. (@PeterKovacs_) January 11, 2018
Rather have martial instead of Mkhitaryan
— Kunz (@Adekunz1) January 11, 2018
£25m + Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a fantastic offer for Alexis who has 4 months left. Issue is its fucking Man United & Moanrinho.
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) January 11, 2018
I wouldn't sell Alexis to United for one simple reason: Jose Mourinho.
However 25 million plus Mkhitaryan is a good offer.
— Bullasinac (@A_WengerOut) January 11, 2018