Henrikh Mkhitaryan was widely criticised after his display for Arsenal against Bournemouth on Sunday and it got some fans wondering…
1Who got the worst deal, Arsenal or Manchester United?
While Arsenal fans will be quick to tell you they had already written Alexis Sanchez of as a wasteman before he left for United, we aren’t so quick to acknowledge than many Manchester United fans said the same about Henrikh Mkhitaryan who has struggled to live up to his Bundesliga hype since he arrived in England just two-and-a-half years ago.
Speaking in the summer about Mkhitaryan, Mourinho was asked about how the Armenian dealt with not playing. “It is not hard, it is impossible,” Mourinho said. “It depends on the nature of the player.
“The way Myhki dealt with it, is different to other players.
“He realised he was not ready for this reality – physical, mental, competitiveness.
“Also his body, to adapt to that intensity with little time to recover from match to match, is hard.”
Mkhitaryan was a surprise starter against Bournemouth at the expense of Mesut Ozil. Even more surprising was the fact he remained on the pitch for the full 90 minutes despite stinking up the place.
So let’s look at the two players since they moved and see if we can work out who got the worst deal.
So who got the worst deal?
As much as Mkhitaryan has struggled, it seems pretty clear that Arsenal ended up better off for their swap deal with Manchester United, but did they really?
Click next to find out..