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Why Arsenal cheated Man United with Mkhitaryan capture



Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Arsenal and Manchester United had carried out a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates Stadium while Chile international Alexis Sanchez moved to Old Trafford in last year’s winter window.

The argument of, ‘if both sides got the best bargain in the deal’ is unending but there are suggestions that the North London outfit might have benefitted better in the deal.

Considering the roles of the two players, Alexis Sanchez is more of a forward player than Henrikh Mkhitaryan but he has scored lesser goals than the Arsenal man so far this season. With the former United man scoring two goals and providing three assists in the last two games.

The pain was formerly on both sides with Henrikh Mkhitaryan not giving an expected performance at the start of the season but there is no doubt that he has gone ahead to improve in his game within the past few weeks.

For Alexis Sanchez, the story has been unchanged as he has been unable to break the chains to deliver a better performance since the start of the season.

There were earlier insinuations that he was affected by the defensive style of former manager Jose Mourinho but with the new interim boss, the situation is unchanged for the Chile man.