Arsenal had not intended to sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, reports claim.
The Gunners legend reluctantly offloaded his Chilean talisman to the Red Devils for £29m in January.
So far, it appears Arsenal have got the better end of the deal. Mkhitaryan has fit in well under Unai Emery in a way Sanchez has never managed under Jose Mourinho.
Yet Bleacher Report claim Wenger did not want Sanchez jumping ship to United.
At times he cut a petulant figure during the final months of his stint at the Emirates.
The 29 year-old has been linked with a return to the Emirates as he continues to struggle in Manchester.
However, after recently netting the winner in a 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle, the forward could finally be returning to form.